Poll: ‘Rewrite the Rules’ Is the Winning Economic Message Voters Didn’t Hear

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An election night survey conducted by Democracy Corps on behalf of the Roosevelt Institute finds that Roosevelt’s Rewriting the Rules message—that inequality is a choice, and that we can rewrite the rules to level the playing field and grow the economy—is a winner with voters, who strongly favor a call for bold action over the messages they heard from Hillary Clinton and President Obama, which focused on national unity and building on incremental progress. The survey also finds that while economic concerns were core to Trump voters, particularly the white working class and unmarried women, Clinton did not succeed in getting her own economic message across in the final weeks of the campaign.

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