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The GOP Forgot Working Class Whites’ Votes (But Trump Didn’t)

An interesting feature of this year’s presidential election is Hillary Clinton’s heavy dependence on blacks and, to a slightly lesser degree, Hispanics voters.  Bernie Sanders has also been trolling for their votes.

If the 2016 Democrat candidate for the presidency has to depend on massive support in the black and Hispanic communities to carry the election, this would continue Democrats’ shift away from heavy dependence on white working-class voters. This historic transition was admitted by Obama’s advisor David Axelrod early in 2008, and was a feature of Obama’s quest for re-election in 2012.  Only 36% of working-class whites voted for him in 2012.

 

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Working class Whites also are very reliable voters, especially when they have something to vote for, unlike the last several elections.
    They have the highest voter turnout numbers of any other group, especially working White men.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Republican leadership has inserted its false teeth backwards and is biting its own throat.

    • mauser 98

      GOP suicide

      • Clink9

        So true.

      • V10_Rob

        This has been truth well before Trump rode in. All their energy is spent attacking their own colleagues who go off the reservation.

  • mauser 98

    the really white vote!

    Hillary Kissing Former KKK Leader Senator
    Robert Byrd

    • V10_Rob

      Yes, I’d like the media going on about David Duke’s ‘endorsement’ of Trump to explain this one.

      • mauser 98

        will never happen

  • Petrilia

    TheAmerican People are angry. Donald Trump speaks to them. Unlike docile Canadians who voted Trudeau for refugees. Did Canada vote to THROW out our own military who are now in hotels Kingston, ON to make room for these migrants? SHAME. I wish Canada would have a patriotic leader like Trump. Canada voted for and got a pothead, skateboarding part time actor mosque. Visiting vote getting rich guy called Trudeau, because his father used to be PM. To Canadas shame.
    ?

  • BillyHW

    Can someone please define “working class” for me?

    • Clausewitz

      Suckers with jobs mostly. But remember they are not allowed to keep their own money for personal use.

      • mauser 98

        specimens of the tax paying sucker species widely available in Ontario

    • andycanuck

      Blue collar skilled and unskilled labour and unskilled (or low-pay) white collar types would be my definition from the economic viewpoint; with a helping of non-university types sneered at by the higher classes.

      • BillyHW

        Then why is it called “working class”?

        • andycanuck

          Because they’re not all unemployed… yet.

        • David Murrell

          If you can’t, or won’t, read up on the topic, I suggest that you widen your horizons a little and talk to a working class person (man or woman). A person in the working class works hard for their income, and usually is physically and mentally tired after a day’s work.

          • BillyHW

            So people outside the “working class” don’t work hard for their income? Thanks David.

          • David Murrell

            Your welcome. People outside of the working-class definition would include the following hosehold income flows:: government transfers, dividend and capital gains, and other non-labour income such as inheritences. Working income includes wage income, rental income and small business income. Hope this helps.

          • BillyHW

            So then the working class is almost everybody then?

          • David Murrell

            No. If one adds up all families on penion inome, employment insurance, welfare, plus rich familes with a high proportion of income from dividends/capital gains/property — that comes to a fairly significant percentage of the population.

          • BillyHW

            What about rich people that work? Would they qualify as working class?

          • David Murrell

            No, since, given that they’re rich, they make most of their money from capital income. Therefore that rules them out. Statistics Canada data indicates that the top 10% household earn most of their money from capital income. And like I said before are large segments of our population who are not workihg, like students and retired people, and people on the dole..

          • El Martyachi