Trump and Sanders: Two Sides of the Same Coin

  • Elections are cyclical: “more of the same v. throw the bums out”
  • Longer-term macro trends: wage stagnation and inequality
  • Widespread belief that Middle Class and America’s best days behind it
    • Inequality or Opportunity Problem
  • However, differential framing of inequality-opportunity problem:
    • Dems: Rich getting Richer; Middle Class squeeze
    • Reps: America losing its greatness; fear of the othersanders 1sanders 2sanders 3sanders 4sanders 5sanders 6