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The New Shape of the Republican Race

posted on February 22, 2016

At The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein reports that Donald Trump is gathering a broad base of support evinced by successes in both religiously conservative and secular states. While Trump has unified blue-collar voters, it remains to be seen whether any of his political challengers can do so with the Republican establishment. “After March 15, the calendar bends more toward more affluent, better-educated (and Democratic-leaning) states,” Brownstein writes. “But if Rubio can’t deepen his coalition before then, and if Cruz and Kasich can’t broaden theirs, the only unknown in the race will be when Trump, the improbable front-runner, declares his victory.”

Read at The Atlantic