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UW professor got it right on tRump... (Original Post) Wawannabe Jun 2017 OP
Good article. Thanks for posting. Arkansas Granny Jun 2017 #1
Of course they didn't read it because WhiteTara Jun 2017 #2
Girl! Wawannabe Jun 2017 #3
So, you lost lots of ugly fat! WhiteTara Jun 2017 #5
Good read. secondwind Jun 2017 #4
This is really worth a read. hedda_foil Jun 2017 #6


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2. Of course they didn't read it because
Wed Jun 14, 2017, 09:55 PM
Jun 2017

the author is black. Just like women are "shrill, bossy, etc" Black people are invisible.


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6. This is really worth a read.
Wed Jun 14, 2017, 10:03 PM
Jun 2017

Parker has his suspicions about why he’s been overlooked, which we’ll get to in a minute. But first: He correctly foresaw in September 2015 that Trump would win the GOP nomination — eight months before Trump clinched it.

Then, last September, Parker told anyone who would listen, which was not many, that Trump could well win the presidency. And now, most important, new research shows Parker was more than just prescient about the outcome. He was nearly alone in nailing why it would happen.

“It’s what the data showed and what history would suggest, so I didn’t see it as some out-there guess,” Parker shrugs now. “It seemed like a no-brainer to me.”

On Monday researchers released the most comprehensive survey data yet aimed at understanding what actually went down in Election 2016. The group includes academics but also right-leaning outlets such The Heritage Foundation and left-leaners like the Center for American Progress.

What’s different about the Voter Study Group is that it tracks the attitudes and votes of the same 8,000 adults since before the 2012 election, and then throughout the 2016 election. So it’s like the nation’s largest, longest political focus group.

The story we’ve told ourselves — that working-class whites flocked to Trump due to job worries or free trade or economic populism — is basically wrong, the research papers released this week suggest.


They did flock to Trump. But the reason they did so in enough numbers for Trump to win wasn’t anxiety about the economy. It was anxiety about Mexicans, Muslims and blacks.

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