THE DEPLORABLES

The left, and Hillary, too, labeled them "deplorables", but who are they...the millions of Americans who voted for Donald Trump?

A voter study group took a deep look and found there are actually 5 distinct types of Trump voters. Ranked by percentage:

Staunch Conservatives formed 31% of Trump's vote.

Free Marketers were 25%

American Preservationists 20%

Anti-Elites 19%

the Disengaged 5%

Their reasons for their vote are interesting to read in the report by the Democracy Fund. They are not a one-lump mentality that many believe are representative of the President's support. And each group is not exact, as often their thoughts and reasons overlap.

I don't know if the study is opposition research or just scholarship, 

But it's the clearest analysis I've seen on what happened in the 2016 election and why support remains today.

Shara Fryer

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