Matthew Beckmann

“As summer turned to fall, the political winds generally shifted to the Republicans’ benefit. Several Democratic incumbents who had leads in August are now in incredibly competitive areas,” said Dr. Matthew Beckmann, [associate] professor of political science at UC Irvine. “These endgame rallies by President Biden are not designed to change minds so much as to rally partisans,” Beckmann added. “President Biden’s goal is to remind Democratic voters why they are Democrats and should turn out to vote for Democrats.”

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