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One Last Look at South Carolina

South Carolina Republicans cast their ballots on Saturday, which kinda means that election is old news. However, 3 days is enough time to really crunch some data, and there are some interesting things to note:

It's just one election, of course, and an election that only involved voters from one side of the political aisle in a medium-sized, not entirely representative state. That said, the numbers do suggest that the Trump campaign has weaknesses that it's not addressing (and that it's arguably making worse by feeding so much red meat to the base). They also suggest a viable strategy for Joe Biden of hammering on Trump's mental fitness and getting him to keep relitigating 2020. Of course, the Biden campaign has far better data than we do (or CNN does, or Fox does). And it also has people whose job it is to parse what the data really means. So, you can bet the President knows all of these things. Trump could, and should, know all of these things, too, but he tends to be more of a shoot-from-the-hip, I-don't-need-no-pointy-headed-number-cruncher-to-tell-me-what-to-do kind of candidate. (Z)

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