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This upscale vs. downscale, college educated vs. non-college educated divide really correlates to vaccination too, don't think about it as just a Democrat vs. Republican fault line, think about it as a fault line between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. When you draw the line there, you bring a lot of independents with you and even a few Republicans.
What we were able to do is take the governor's clear national leadership on vaccine mandates and drive it as the core contrast in the election, i hope what we've shown Democrats... is to embrace [ mandates ] as a partisan question, put up our dukes and get Republicans on the wrong side of the fence on this thing.
We had a trajectory that looked very good for us in the sense that President Joe Biden last week was talking about Independence Day [ as a turning point ], we had a clear stake in the ground to open the state on June 15, people's attitudes were improving... and in May and June there was a pervasive feeling of optimism.