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The three weeks leading up to the 2016 election were full of stories about how the Republican Party had lost its way and how its candidates would be forced to confront their own shortcomings.
That story has now been fully vindicated, thanks to a new study by The Leadership Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on the future of American politics.
The study, titled Dancing on the Brink: The New Politics of Winning and Determining What Matters in American Politics, finds that a party with a stronger focus on economic issues, a more focused on economic opportunity, and a more diverse coalition of voters would win in 2020.
“Our study finds that the economic message, in particular, can matter as much as it does in 2020,” said Steve Sosnowski, a senior fellow at the Leadership Institute.
“It is what drives turnout and helps to elect candidates.”
While Democrats have been able to rally around the message of economic justice, the group says, Republicans are “leaving the party to pursue a policy agenda that focuses solely on the economy and ignores the needs of the middle class and those living in poverty.”
The group found that Republican candidates and campaigns were focusing on their own economic interests more than their broader goals, and they were less focused on social issues, such as racial justice.
“The Democrats are winning on social justice, but it’s not a winning strategy,” said the report’s co-author and former White House chief of staff, Michael Caputo.
“That’s why we have to be bolder in our vision for America.”
Trump’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
Democrats, however, are optimistic.
“This analysis demonstrates that a Republican Party that focuses exclusively on economic concerns will be able to win in 2018,” said Tad Devine, a Democratic strategist and a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton.
“If we focus on the economic issues and are realistic about our prospects, we have the opportunity to win.
That is why we are investing in our candidates, including the best-qualified candidates, to win, and that’s why Democrats have to stay focused on those issues in 2020.”
As the election approached, Republicans were in the midst of their first debate, with Donald Trump’s wife Melania trying to win over undecided voters.
But even though the two candidates did not go on to debate, it was the GOP that seemed to have the most momentum, according to the report.
By the time of the second debate, the Trump campaign had already secured a majority of delegates in the state of New Jersey and was in a strong position to win the White House.
“Trump and his team have focused on winning the state and winning the election by a large margin,” the report said.
“They have positioned themselves to win big in 2020 in states like New Jersey.”
The report found that the Trump team also focused on its message of a more inclusive society, a message that was resonating in rural areas of the country, particularly with rural voters who were tired of the stagnant economic conditions and felt marginalized.
The report also found that, in 2020, voters had a strong desire to see more of the same, and were willing to support candidates who were “unapologetically progressive.”
“It’s not surprising that a strong Republican message is resonating across all groups, particularly white working class voters,” said Sosnnowski.
“Democrats are still struggling to get voters to the polls, but Trump and his allies are proving they are up to their challenges.”
The study concludes that the Democratic Party has to do more to build a coalition of groups that are willing to make economic justice a priority and not just focus on political identity and economic issues.
“We need to be much more willing to talk about how to make our economy work for all Americans, not just white people, and how we can help build a more equitable society in which people feel empowered,” Sosnanowski said.
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Trump also made clear he will not support legislation to ban assault weapons or expand background checks.
Trump and the presumptive Republican nominee have had a strained relationship in recent weeks, and the Republican National Committee last week called for a nationwide boycott of Trump’s upcoming speech.
But with the Republican race shaping up to be an uphill battle for Democrats, the party is trying to build an optimistic message.
“There is no doubt that the Democrats need to win this election and this country, because the Democratic base has not been