This election season has been nothing less than a colossal — call it apocalyptic — revelation. How so?
I wonder if these patterns are characteristic of the United Kingdom and Continental European countries as well?
The church now has a profile for its mission: these divisions can be addressed in creative ways by the church. How is your church crossing these election revelations of division?
I have seen a number of discussions claim Trump is not a “true” or “real” Republican, yet his support is quite obviously from Republicans. Revelation: there has been all along, at least since the shift of Southern Democrats from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, a solid core of Republicans who think along the lines of Trump. It might be fair — though I’m happy to hear more facts and numbers on this one — to say this is the uneducated white mostly male and shading toward older ages.
(I wonder if this isn’t a “third” party in the USA — a party within the Republican Party?)
Trump can try to put women behind him on the TV screen when he rallies his crowds but the facts are embarrassingly undeniable: women are voting for Hillary Clinton and not for Trump. Revelation: America is deeply divided politically along gender lines.
These two graphs from 538 are revealing:
From the new CNN/ORC poll — reformatted:
- Women break for Clinton (53% to 38%) while men shift Trump’s way (54% to 32%).
- Among women, those who are unmarried make up the core of her support, 73% of unmarried women back Clinton compared with just 36% of married women.
- Among men, no such marriage gap emerges, as both unmarried and married men favor Trump.
- Younger voters are in Clinton’s corner (54% to 29% among those under age 45) while the older ones are more apt to back Trump (54% to 39% among those age 45 or older).
- Whites mostly support Trump (55% to 34%), while non-whites favor Clinton by a nearly 4-to-1 margin (71% to 18%).
- Most college grads back Clinton while those without degrees mostly support Trump, and that divide deepens among white voters.
- Whites who do not hold college degrees support Trump by an almost 3-to-1 margin (68% to 24%) while whites who do have college degrees split 49% for Clinton to 36% for Trump and 11% for Johnson.
Trump: White males, married or unmarried males, older, non-college educated.
Clinton: Non-white, females and esp unmarried females, younger, college educated.