Princeton history professor says Biden won with unstable Democratic coalition

Matt Karp, an associate history professor at Princeton University, told Hill.TV that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE won the election with a broad but unstable foundation of voters.

“We should treat these triumphalist claims about Joe Biden bringing back all of these Black working-class Obama voters with a lot of skepticism,” he said. “The numbers are not bearing that out right now.”

Karp, who is a contributing editor at Jacobin Magazinealso suggested that some members of the Democratic Party want a “coalition increasingly driven by reliable, enthusiastic affluent voters who are less personally invested in significant economic redistribution, but maintains an extremely partisan worldview and opposition towards Republican irresponsibility.”

He added that the coalition works for “the party of Pelosi and Schumer” -- referencing Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Inflation jumps at fastest pace since 2008 | Biden 'encouraged' on bipartisan infrastructure deal Overnight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Biden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure Republicans welcome the chance to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill Cheney sideshow distracts from important battle over Democrats' partisan voting bill MORE (N.Y.) -- but it’s a problem for people who want to build a “populous force” in the Democratic Party.