demagogue

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Synonyms for demagogue

agitator

Synonyms for demagogue

a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

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* Issues of race and ethnicity continue to roil the civic body politic, but demagoguing these issues has begun to backfire as a political technique.
Third, Clinton was helped by something that had little to do with Morris: the demagoguing of Medicare.