Where the Trump Voters Were Hiding

Since the election, Democrats have failed to effectively engage with and recruit working-class voters—treating the impoverished Trump voter as misunderstood folk hero in an effort to normalize a demagogue soon to be president.

Here's why that's wrong:

Millions of impoverished Americans did vote for Donald Trump.

But, according to exit polls, far more voted against Donald Trump.

In fact, Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly won voters earning below the median income: $50,054.

Fifty-three percent of voters earning $30,000 or voted for Clinton; 41 percent voted for Trump.

Fifty-one percent of voters earning $30,000-$49,999 voted for Clinton; 42 percent voted for Trump.

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump won the vote of the top 1 percent.

"Trump voters, like others in the GOP, have relatively high incomes," Nate Silver wrote in May.

"This is not to say that Trump voters are happy about the condition of the economy... But that anxiety doesn't necessarily reflect their personal economic circumstances, which, for many Trump voters, at least in a relative sense, are reasonably good," Silver explained.

And more cities than ever are examining how individual neighborhoods can tip the vote through OpenStreetMap and CartoDB, including Altanta, Los Angeles, Houston and New York.



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