[Woodang Issue Brief No. 2] Who delivered Biden His Victory? Voting Behavior in the 2020 US Presidential Election


In this issue brief, Professor Shang E. Ha (Professor of political science, Sogang University) analyzes which group of voters delivered Joe Biden his victory in the 2020 presidential election. Was it the white voters without college degrees or the racial minority populations? This is an important question because it will be difficult for the Democratic party to hold the support of both.

Professor Ha analyzes exit poll results and the votes from Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona, the five most important states in the 2016 and 2020 elections, and concludes that the white voters in the swing states were the most crucial to Biden’s victory. While the inter-party differences between the moderates and progressives remain a considerable challenge, the future of the Democratic Party lies in the decision of which voters it will respond to.


You can download the full text of the issue brief (in Korean) here: [이슈브리프 2020-12] 누가 바이든을 당선시켰는가_하상응