Disillusioned GOP moderates

Democracy Corps just completed focus groups with key segments of the Republican Party. They confirm very clearly that Donald Trump riling up his Tea Party and Evangelical base both fuels the Democratic resistance and pushes away many in the GOP. Trump’s base strategy is especially disillusioning for the GOP moderates who are one-quarter of the Republican base.[1] (The same is true for nearly half of the secular conservative Republicans who are roughly one-fifth of the Republican base and the subject of our next focus group report to be released.) How progressives communicate with these voters will affect whether they turnout in 2018 and whether they vote Democrats to “reel [Trump] in” or to stop the possible repeal of Roe v.Wade.


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