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Late Great Donald Blake 
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The Silver Surfer

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Yes exactly.  
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 at 09:00:28 am EDT (Viewed 152 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The working class is Republican? Lol
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 at 07:12:13 am EDT (Viewed 171 times)

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    Anyway... where is this information coming from? For that matter the idea that Trump was elected by the working class seems pretty suspect as a generalization. A good third of people eligible in, say, the last election didn't vote. Would you like to take a swing at what class the majority of those folks belong to?

Most research on the subject finds the working class is less likely to vote, either from feeling disconnected from either party, or because.. and this is probably not shocking... can't get the time to from work.

From personal experience, I can tell you there is a lot of truth to that.

There is a reason why half the country did not vote in 2016, and there was an unusually large number of third party votes in many states.


I'm glad you mentioned the issue of working class voters often literally struggling to find time to vote.  And I think that point about being  disconnected makes sense given the recent history.  To your point, I think at a level of experience, if you're below a certain point in the economy, your life doesn't necessarily change much between Republican and Democrat administrations.

cheers,
---the late great Donald Blake