President Donald Trump needs suburban votes to win in November. He started blatantly targeting this key demographic on Twitter recently.
A few days prior, he wrote:
But Trump’s approach to connecting with suburban voters displays a significant ignorance about who they are and how they view the world in 2020. The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows the president would only receive about a third of the suburban vote today – a stunning decline from the nearly 50 percent support he enjoyed in 2016.
Wednesday at 9 a.m., MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with a political analyst and a historian about how the suburbs are changing – and whether the Democrats are appealing to this important demographic at this week’s convention.
Matthew Lassiter is a historian who specializes in political history and urban/suburban studies at the University of Michigan.
Khalilah Brown-Dean is an associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University.
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