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Matthew Yglesias

Progressives' mobilization delusion

12 mins | Oct 6, 2021
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Or the anatomy of a political dead end. The number of swing voters has declined over the years but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t crucial in deciding the political landscape. This instalment reflects on the ways that bad data and bad analysis convinced a cohort of progressives that you could do politics by focusing on mobilizing non-voters and ignoring swing voters.
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