Ole’ Blue Collar vote Joe Biden won with the educated WHITE vote from the suburbs just as some have pointed out have been trending FOR Democrats….
While the media has been focused on Rep. Clyburn from South Carolina and others pushing for a ‘all diverse’ Biden/Harris cabinet/admin?
Biden would wise to NOT to go overboard with a voter group that seems to be shrinking while another grows….
Biden STILL commands the vast majority of minority voters…
But Democrats seem to be losing lower class minorities from voting for them…(They must re-double their efforts there)
Things ARE complicated….
Absent the media headlines….
The Minority AND suburbs IS were Democrats could win the US Senate…
Well, the country is more racially diverse than ever before. But exit polls suggest that Joe Biden lost ground among Latino, Black and Asian-American voters in 2020 compared with Hillary Clinton’s performance in 2016.
Demographics, it turns out, are not political destiny. But diplomas just might be.
The clearest way to understand the results of the 2020 election — and, perhaps, the shifting state of our politics — is through the education voting gap. Voters with college degrees flocked to Mr. Biden, emerging as the crucial voting bloc in the suburbs. Those without them continued their flight from the Democratic Party.
“The big-picture problem is that the Democratic Party is increasingly reflecting the cultural values and political preferences of educated white people,” said David Shor, a data scientist who advises Democratic campaigns and organizations. “Culturally, working-class nonwhite people have more in common with working-class white people.”
The shifts were at the margins: Voters of color still overwhelmingly backed Mr. Biden, sticking with the Democratic candidate as they had for decades. But these small swings hint at the possibility of a broader realignment in American politics. Political parties, after all, are dynamic. Coalitions can and do change.
Think about how Democrats have won over the past four years. In 2018, they flipped affluent, diversifying inner-ring suburbs and ran up their margins in cities to gain control of the House of Representatives. Mr. Biden followed that same path to the presidency: A New York Times analysis found that he improved on Mrs. Clinton’s performance in suburban counties by an average of about five percentage points.
What else do these areas have in common? They are more likely to be dominated by highly educated voters….