March 25, 2016

AMERICA MAKE ME GREAT AGAIN:

Who votes Trump? Sketch of a typical backer (IVAN COURONNE March 25, 2016, Times of Israel)

Trump has won an average of 37 percent of ballots cast in the 30-plus primary races to date; rich and poor, black and white, young and old have voted for him.

But experts working from exit polls say his core supporters are voters eager for a candidate who will tip the economic balance in their favor.

The demographic that routinely scores highest for Trump is those whose formal education ended with high school.

That is true in the US Northeast, where 47 percent of New Hampshire Republican primary voters with no college education picked Trump, and in the South, where that figure rose to 56 percent in Mississippi.

Another variable that figures prominently in Trump's success: the proportion of voters who live in mobile homes. A New York Times analysis established a correlation between the number of mobile homes in a county and the likelihood of it supporting Trump.

The more a region remained in the "old economy," with most jobs in agriculture, construction, trade or manufacturing, the more likely it would be to vote for Trump, the analysts found. The same could be said for the proportion of adults who are unemployed or have stopped looking for work.

The sense of slipping economic status featured prominently in exit polls conducted March 15 in five states including Ohio and Florida where about one in five voters said they felt they were "falling behind" with family finances.

As with the Tea Party, they're voters who think minorities are taking the tax dollars they should be getting instead.

Posted by at March 25, 2016 6:51 PM

  

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