A little bit of race – a tad of Clinton hatred and some hatred of the system can explain Trump’s win.
Last November millions of people cast a presidential ballot for Republican Donald Trump after having voted for his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
According to one poll nearly 20 percent of people who voted for Trump said they approved of the job that Obama was doing at the time.
Given how completely different Trump and Obama are in terms of personality and policy – political scientists have been at work trying to figure out what was going through the heads of these voters who had formerly voted for the Democrat.
Lots of interesting research has been pushed out and more continues to be distributed almost every week.
Washington Post writer Aaron Blake dug through some focus group interviews that Republican pollster Glen Bolger conducted with Obama voters who opted for Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin last month and found some interesting quotations.
Many of the people interviewed appear to have made their choices almost purely based on personal appeal rather than on the politicians’ stated issue positions.