All my friends hate Trump

This was a pretty interesting Pew analysis last week about how constricted our social circles are.  One of the fun parts about being at a big wedding this past weekend was being exposed to a lot more diversity in political views than I am used to in my usual social circles.  Though, being a very-educated crowd, no matter how Republican they were, it was hard to find much, if any, enthusiastic support for Trump.  Anyway, back to Pew:

In an increasingly contentious presidential campaign, just a quarter of voters who support Donald Trump in the general election say they have a lot or some close friends who are supporters of Hillary Clinton. Even fewer Clinton backers (18%) say they have at least some friends who support Trump.

Nearly half of Clinton supporters (47%), and 31% of Trump supporters, say they have no close friends who support the opposing candidate.

It depends upon how one defines close friends, but as for me, I do have a few (not many) close friends who are Republicans but I don’t think (hope) any of them actually support Trump.  That’s what happens from having educated close friends.  Now, as for close stepmothers…


About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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