Racism in the U.S. runs far deeper than Trump’s white supremacist fanbase

Nicholas Guyatt, University of Cambridge Donald Trump’s astonishing rise to the presidency has put racism at the heart of American politics. From the very start of his campaign, Trump called Mexicans “criminals” and “rapists” while pledging to build a wall between the US and its southern neighbour. He shocked the […] Read more »

Why identity politics couldn’t clinch a Clinton win

Many Democrats have believed that a coalition of minorities, millennials and single women would help create a new Democratic majority for years to come. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was counting on it. But the “rising American electorate,” as it’s called, failed to carry Clinton across the finish line. It didn’t […] Read more »

The Clinton Loss

Even though Hillary Clinton is likely the popular vote winner nationally, Clinton did NOT get what she needed with minorities, leaving millions of votes on the table with African-Americans and Hispanics who were there four years ago for President Obama’s re-election. And, President-elect Donald Trump actually did marginally worse with […] Read more »

Trump Did Better With Blacks, Hispanics Than Romney in ’12: Exit Polls

Donald Trump performed stronger among black and Hispanic voters than Mitt Romney did as the Republican nominee in 2012, according to NBC Exit Polls. Tuesday’s exit poll results have not yet been finalized but so far they show Trump outmatching Romney by two points in each voting bloc. CONT. Amanda […] Read more »

Has the Balance of Power Shifted From the Rustbelt to the Sunbelt?

Since the photo-finish 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore that introduced the United States to the red-and-blue political map, the struggle between the parties for 270 Electoral College votes has resembled trench warfare. With most states locked down for one party or the other, both sides […] Read more »

The Monster Sorority of Woman Voters

… A New York Times/CBS News poll last month found instances of a sisterhood gap that in some ways is more revealing than the gender gap. In addition to gauging views on the election, the poll asked women how they viewed their lives, their roles in society and society’s views […] Read more »

Hillary Clinton Is Getting Surprisingly Little Extra Lift From Blacks and Hispanics

The conventional wisdom holds that sweeping demographic shifts propelled Barack Obama to the presidency. So here’s a simple question: Why haven’t these demographics swept Hillary Clinton to a big polling lead and a smooth glide to victory? Donald J. Trump, after all, has alienated just about every growing demographic group […] Read more »