Who Are Trump’s Supporters? Uneducated Whites.

Washington Post: “Trump’s support is strongest with Republicans in the Midwest, conservatives across the country who do not have a college degree and (perhaps not surprisingly) those who report the most negative views of immigration and Mexican immigrants in particular, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week.”

Source: July Washington Post- ABC News poll

“Economic worries as well as anxiety about a shifting cultural landscape have long been hard to separate from this. American immigration policy has even been directly shaped by these forces. And people who face the most direct competition with immigrants for jobs or see large numbers of immigrant workers entering or working in their fields have repeatedly fueled or responded to political movements in the United States that center around concern, fear and or loathing of immigrants.”

“Immigrant workers are clustered in manual labor jobs, service industry work and some factory and retail positions. These are, of course, jobs largely held by American-born people of color and whites with limited education … In regions such as the Midwest and South, where globalization and American trade deals have arguably ravaged industries that once provided family-sustaining wages for some of these same sets of workers, the competition for even these often low-wage jobs is intense.”

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  • DKDC

    Up next for the Dept of the Incredibly Obvious: water is wet.

    The article notes that those occupying the blue collar jobs are most directly threatened by immigration, they gloss right over the fact that these jobs are most commonly “held by American-born people of color and whites with limited education”. And yet there isn’t an equivalent outrage by people of color with limited education. That’s because the myth of the American Dream has never applied to people of color. Whereas, even poor uneducated whites use to be able to count on a job that paid for a house and a car. That’s no longer the case.

    Thanks to globalization, the blue collar economy has collapsed and white privilege is no longer enough to guarantee a decent standard of living.

    • Detroitdic

      I agree. For the past several decades it seemed that uneducated whites were quiet in their desperation, but now someone has pulled the plug and they are sharing some of the same deficits as blacks and hispanics. What happens if they all get together?

      • DKDC

        Poor whites actually have more in common with poor blacks and Hispanics than they do with rich whites.

        Of course, they also have been fed a line by rich folks manipulating them against their own interests.

        • Mike

          Exactly!!!

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        You have that right. But his post is likely to get deleted anyway

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