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Republicans need to understand why voters keep rejecting them.

Frida Ghitis: Politicians are desperate for approval. She says they should be looking out at electorate and saying, “We can’t deny the fact that you don’t like us”. Parties have reacted to defeats by coming up with something to counter what voters dislike, she says. In 2016, Donald Trump was contemptuous of the politicians in his party. Joe Biden’s 2020 primary victory was a response to things his party worried about.

Many of the core policy goals of the GOP are deeply unpopular. But what the electorate has recoiled from is Trumpism in all its manifestations.