Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Another 2016 Election Analysis

Some prevailing myths are exploded.

The party isn't really divided by economics issues. Sanders supporters are not as progressive as Clinton on many of them.

The richest members of both parties have more economically conservative and socially liberal views than the poorest members. That gives them disproportionate influence over their agendas and priorities. But rich and poor Democrats have much more in common than either group does with Republicans.

Libertarians (socially liberal, economically conservative) are small in number despite all the noise they make and traction they get with the media.

Economics was irrelevant to the election. Clinton lost voters who had supported Obama around social-identity questions, revolving around patriotism and identity.

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