An extensive analysis of what went wrong and confused for Democrats in the 2020 election warns that the party may see a drop in support for blacks, Hispanics and Asian-American voters in future contests unless Democrats do more effectively. work in the fight against republican attacks.
While Democrats won the White House and narrowly retained a Senate majority in the 2020 cycle, in the battle for Parliament, the GOP defied expectations and took a big bite out of the House Democrat majority, and Republicans now need only a net five-seat gain. in mid-2022 to regain control of the hall.
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Autopsy of 73 pages of the 2020 competitions, composed of three pro-democracy groups – The Third Way, a centrist think tank; The collective PAC, which supports black candidates; and the Latino Victory Fund, which encourages Hispanic candidates – spotlights that many House Democrats and some Senates did poorly in the ballot box because they failed to combine the support of incumbent President Biden with colored voters who despised then-President Trump, but who also had reservations about the Democratic Party.
“The 2020 election was a mixed bag for Democrats. Although thrilled by Biden’s victory and the new Senate majority, the expected victories in many contested contests failed and the Party lost significant positions in the House,” the introduction said. to the report of the Third Way.
The introduction emphasizes that “the aim of this project was to determine what worked well for Democrats in these campaigns and in particular what challenges they faced so that the party would be best prepared to compete in 2022 and then”.
The analysis, first reported by The New York Times, points to specific electoral failures with Spanish-speaking voters in Florida and Texas, black voters in North Carolina, and Asian-American voters in California, as it claims Democrats failed to they consistently conveyed the main message about the economy last year and “relied too much on anti-Trump rhetoric.”
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And then he concludes that if the party does not do a better job of repelling GOP attacks, comparing Democrats to Socialists, they may see a further decline in support among minority voters.
The report was prepared over the past six months by veteran Democratic operatives and communicators Linda Tran and Marlon Marshall. The analysis includes nearly 150 interviews with candidates, employees, consultants and pro-democracy external groups and organizations, as well as an in-depth look at survey data and turnout and advertising campaigns.
Among their findings – “colored voters are persuasive voters who need to be persuaded”, “Republicans’ attempts to label Democrats as” radicals “worked,” The poll was a huge problem – even after corrections in 2016 “,” COVID-19 affected everything, “and” Our hopes for 2020 were just too high. “
At the end of their report, the authors emphasize that Democrats must “not oppose race. And we must explain to all Americans why it is good for everyone.”
Tran and Marshall also called on officials to “rethink the message and narrative of our Democratic Party” and the party to “commit to early investment and year-round organization.”
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The new survey is being shared with senior members of the Democratic Party’s National Committee, as well as other party leaders. He is following in the footsteps of a “deep dive” in the 2020 election by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the re-election body of the House of Democrats.
This report accuses poor opinion polls of underestimating turnout by Trump supporters, as well as effective Republican speeches by parliamentarians focusing on the far-left movement “defusing the police” for the party’s prevalence in the congressional election. last November.