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Politics Podcast: Questions About The Parties’ Bases

This installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast keys in on the presumptive presidential nominees’ relationships with important parts of their coalitions. First, in an interview on “The Breakfast Club,” former Vice President Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” The crew talks about Biden’s relationship with black voters, then debates the findings of a new study suggesting that — contrary to the conventional wisdom — President Trump does not have a unique appeal to white working-class voters.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Questions about Biden and Trump’s bases

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