Trump’s base: old racists/xenophobes

Pew has their own data on the matter now and just more evidence that it is not economic anxiety that is driving Trump support, but rather good old-fashioned racism and xenophobia.  Especially among old men.  Here’s a handy summary chart (note these are relative differences among Republicans).

Warmer feelings about Trump among Republicans critical of immigration, growing diversity, Islam

More good charts at the link, but that’s pretty much the key.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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