Analysis | It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class.

We keep seeing this actual data over and over and over again and I’m going to keep posting it until I stop seeing dumb takes that falsely hinge the rise of Trump on the white working class. Trump is a white thing, not a working class thing.

“Trump’s voters weren’t overwhelmingly poor. In the general election, like the primary, about two thirds of Trump supporters came from the better-off half of the economy.

“Observers have often used the education gap to conjure images of poor people flocking to Trump, but the truth is, many of the people without college degrees who voted for Trump were from middle- and high-income households.

“In short, the narrative that attributes Trump’s victory to a “coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters” just doesn’t square with the 2016 election data. According to the election study, white non-Hispanic voters without college degrees making below the median household income made up only 25 percent of Trump voters. That’s a far cry from the working-class-fueled victory many journalists have imagined.”

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