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Political Stats show Trump Voters span the classic left/right spectrum
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The primary conflict structuring the two parties involves questions of national identity, race, and morality, while the traditional conflict over economics, though still important, is less divisive now than it used to be. This has the potential to reshape the party coalitions.
By making questions of national identity more salient, Donald Trump succeeded in winning over “populists” (socially conservative, economically liberal voters) who had previously voted for Democrats.
Among populists who voted for Obama, Clinton did terribly. She held onto only 6 in 10 of these voters (59 percent). Trump picked up 27 percent of these voters, and the remaining 14 percent didn’t vote for either major party candidate.
To the extent that the Democratic Party is divided, these divisions are more about faith in the political system and general disaffection than they are about issue positions.
By contrast, Republican voters are more clearly split. For the most part, Trump and Cruz supporters look fairly similar, though Cruz supporters are considerably more conservative on moral issues, and notably less concerned about inequality and the social safety net, and more pro- free trade. Kasich supporters are the true moderates, caught in between the two parties on almost every issue, both economic and social.
In both parties, the donor class is both more conservative on economic issues and more liberal on social issues, as compared to the rest of the party
Democrats may be pressured to move further left on identity issues, given that both younger voters and the party’s donor class are quite far to the left on identity issues. If so, American politics would become further polarized along questions of culture and identity.

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who'd a thunk it, eh?

I can't laugh any harder at "duh"...
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RE: Political Stats show Trump Voters span the classic left/right spectrum
I've never seen the alt-left better illustrated.

On the econ axis, 1.0 has literally 1 red dot, and -1.0 is practically a straight line of blue.
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RE: Political Stats show Trump Voters span the classic left/right spectrum
If I'm understanding the chart correctly, I'd be somewhere in the lower right corner. There's nobody red or blue within miles of me, although there appear to be a few yellow dots in the general vicinity. Makes sense, that's pretty much the way I see it. That one yellow dot on the far lower right corner might be me. And it correctly identifies me as voting third party.
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RE: Political Stats show Trump Voters span the classic left/right spectrum
(04-17-2019 01:05 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  If I'm understanding the chart correctly, I'd be somewhere in the lower right corner. There's nobody red or blue within miles of me, although there appear to be a few yellow dots in the general vicinity. Makes sense, that's pretty much the way I see it. That one yellow dot on the far lower right corner might be me. And it correctly identifies me as voting third party.

I dont think you'd be in that corner.

Remember when it comes to Identity politics. MLK is a conservative view. That a person should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. The 'liberal' view of identity is social justice... ie a persons racial identity and sex identity characteristics define that person more than anything else.

That corner is for people who are economically conservative but heavily influenced by identity. That's actually the corner that White Supremacists should be in, because they base almost all of their positions on their identity.

That's the group left loves to scream about. Alt Right Racist White Supremacists. Those people by their own definition are Identitarians. They put individual identity (White) above all else. Beyond that they are Economically conservative.

I dont think you'd fall into that group.

But while we're talking about that group... look at the lack of Trump voters there.
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RE: Political Stats show Trump Voters span the classic left/right spectrum
I'm definitely to the upper right of the upper right quadrant.
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