In an article about Obama's approval ratings it mentioned how he was on par with Reagan (but below Clinton). http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/06/politics/obama-approval-rating-new-high/index.html It got me to thinking about other similarities. Obviously there is the likely situation where both have a follow on Presidency from their party to secure their legacy. However bigger might be the long term effect on the party. The 'Reagan Coalition' of big business, religious right, and national security bloc went on to define the party for 35 years. Not only did it shape the Republican Party but the Dems as well, with the Democratic Leadership Council and Bill Clinton having to shift the party to the right in response to it. Will 'Obama Dems' do the same to Democrats. Is the coalition of minorities, women, young people and the college educated something that can last? Current trends show it expanding. Will the Republican Party be forced to shift around this bloc like the Dems did? Are we already seeing that with Trumpism? What other similarities/differences do people see?