Tuesday 13 November 2018

Rozina Sabur: 'In Trump's divided America, voters now value culture over the economy'

  

Taking stand: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a midterm election night party. Picture: AFP
Taking stand: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a midterm election night party. Picture: AFP

Rozina Sabur in Washington

The midterm elections painted a picture of a divided America, but it's not 50/50 - it's closer to 55-45, with an advantage to the Democrats.

The country is split by economics, as always, but perhaps more intensely by culture.

The Republicans have to confront the growing evidence that Trump's brand of conservatism makes winning elections and governing America pretty hard.

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