The two candidates held competing town halls Thursday on their respective home turfs—Donald Trump in Florida, Joe Biden in Pennsylvania—at the same time on different networks.
Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.
But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.
A new study found that when states expanded Medicaid eligibility, pregnant people were less likely to lose health insurance postpartum. That’s a big deal, experts said.