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"..Republicans have benefitted from it and done well.."
The 2016 race for the White House has been widely dominated by foreign policy in recent months, and according to Larry Sabato, that bodes well for Republicans.
Speaking on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, said that in the last half-century, Republicans have lost only once when a presidential election narrative focused on foreign policy.
"Ever since 1968, that great Nixon/Humphrey/Wallace election where Vietnam was so dominate, whenever foreign policy has been a major issue in the campaign, Republicans have benefitted from it and done well," Sabato said.
However, Sabato added that there is only one anomaly to the trend.
"With only one exception, 2008. You had a situation with the Iraq War being unpopular, and, on account of that, the Democrats benefitted," he said. "But that was the exception that proved the rule."
With the recent string of attacks carried out by the Islamic State and Islamic terrorists, the dominance foreign policy has had in the 2016 election doesn't look to subside anytime soon.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News