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What Are Biden Voters Thinking in 2021?

Dan Drezner reflects on the discrepancy in media coverage of voter demographics between Trump and Biden, via his Washington Post column.

Four years ago the mainstream media was awash in stories about Rust Belt diners teeming with Trump voters. These stories depicted salt-of-the-earth Americans who were sick and tired of business as usual in Washington, D.C. (Whether they were actually salt-of-the-earth is subject to debate.) These stories were so legion that my Post colleague Alexandra Petri was able to satirize the entire genre with a single column.

As a close follower of political news, I have observed no parallel surge of stories about any crucial Biden demographic since his election. This is legitimately odd. Joe Biden received the most votes for president in American history in an election. He defeated Donald Trump in stalwart GOP strongholds like Arizona and Georgia. It seems like it would be a good idea to know what some of those 81 million voters are thinking.

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