the myth of ‘working class’ support for Trump

Exit polls of primary voters show that supporters of Trump, like others in the Republican party, tend to have high incomes compared to other Americans. This was a surprise to me.

Trump voters’ median income exceeded the overall statewide median in all 23 states, sometimes narrowly (as in New Hampshire or Missouri) but sometimes substantially. In Florida, for instance, the median household income for Trump voters was about $70,000, compared with $48,000 for the state as a whole.

By Nate Silver, “The Mythology Of Trump’s ‘Working Class’ Support“, FiveThirtyEight, 3 May 2016.

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