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In order for him to win their support in the general election, he needs Clinton in his corner, he needs to convince them that he can help alleviate their economic woes, and he needs to connect with them on a personal level, according to the experts

Two questions.

1. What's the meaning of 'in his corner'? Is it a figurative use?

2. What do you do when you connect with someone on a personal level?

Thanks in advance!
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1. As a coach in boxing, staying in the corner and giving advice, support.
2. They believe and undestand you, they feel you feel the same as they do.
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You feel the same things are important.
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I'm still a little confused on #2. Could you help me understand your second sentence?

2. They believe and undestand you, they feel you feel the same as they do
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Thanks, MH and GG.