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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:08 AM

Five Tribes of American Voters

Source: Real Clear Politics

“Every difference of opinion,” Thomas Jefferson warned in his first inaugural address, “is not a difference of principle.” Speaking to his countrymen after an election every bit as bitter as the one that put Donald J. Trump in the White House, Jefferson was trying to soothe the reigning animosity between the nation’s two dominant political parties. “We are all Republicans,” he added. “We are all Federalists.”

Not anymore. In 21st century America, any notion that election results end the argument, however temporarily, is an anachronism. So, too, is the conceit that a nation this large and diverse is divided neatly along “50-50” lines, with half of America’s 253 million adults supporting Democrats, and the other half backing Republicans.

Today, slightly more than one-fourth of registered voters in the United States have political views and social attitudes placing them in the camp of the “Resistance” -- to President Trump and the Trump-era Republican Party.

This is one of the five American “tribes” identified in a sweeping new public opinion survey conducted by RealClear Opinion Research, a new service offered by RealClearPolitics. The survey of 2,463 registered voters, conducted Sept. 18-28, was overseen by John Della Volpe, co-founder of SocialSphere Inc., a public opinion and analytics firm based in Cambridge, Mass.

On the other side of the spectrum are two “tribes” of Trump voters, roughly evenly divided, which together make up another quarter of the electorate. One of these groups (12 percent) is the Trump base -- the “Make America Great Again” crowd that attends his rallies and idolizes his brand of conservative populism. The other (14 percent) consists of traditional Republicans with less edgy views on issues ranging from trade to immigration to race relations.

Read more: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/10/18/five_tribes_of_american_voters_138390.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:34 AM

1. We need to reach Tribe #4, the disaffected young males.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:22 AM

2. Wow!

What a fascinating poll. I have a lot of respect for the 2300 people who agreed to participate.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:23 AM

3. And

it looks like only 16% of Americans are "deplorables". We need to recognize that.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 12:33 PM

4. Locking.

Please post in GD or E&O.

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