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

See all articles by Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Harvard University

Bo Yun Park

Department of Sociology, Harvard Univeristy

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lamont, Michèle and Ayala-Hurtado, Elena and Park, Bo Yun, What Trump's Campaign Speeches Show About His Lasting Appeal to the White Working Class (November 1, 2017). Forthcoming, Harvard Business Review . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3067568

Michèle Lamont (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
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Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Bo Yun Park

Department of Sociology, Harvard Univeristy ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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