What Trump's Campaign Speeches Show About His Lasting Appeal to the White Working Class
Forthcoming, Harvard Business Review
4 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2017 Last revised: 9 Jun 2018
Date Written: November 1, 2017
The enduring loyalty of many U.S. white working class voters toward President Trump has puzzled many political pundits. A Quinnipiac University Poll suggests that as of October 11, 55% of white people without college degrees approved of Trump’s handling of his job, compared to 38% in the total population. The approval rate from the white working class has held steady throughout his first year in office (it was 52% the week after his inauguration). At the same time, his overall disapproval rating among all voters has risen from 44% to 56%.
Keywords: Trump, 2016 US Presidential Election, White Working Class
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