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Have Dems Finally Lost The Working Class? The Numbers Are In

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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President Donald Trump’s 2020 success among working-class voters prompted discussion of the Republican Party’s future. The inroads Trump made with an expanding group of multi-ethnic blue-collar voters was punctuated by President-elect Joe Biden’s poor performance in working-class counties, suggesting the Democrats have lost the working class.

Out of 265 counties with predominantly blue-collar workforces, Biden won 15 of them, according to the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group (EIG). Blue-collar workers composed 23% of the workforce in counties where Biden won. Meanwhile, blue-collar workers made up 31% of the average labor force in counties that pulled for Trump.