Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, a Marine stands guards outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, signifying that President Barack Obama is working inside. After taking a shellacking in the November midterm elections, many Democrats remain confident that the 2016 presidential landscape still tilts in their favor. Republicans, meanwhile, are out to disprove the idea of an enduring “Obama coalition.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority” for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama coalition” to keep their party in the White House.

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