The Infinite Variety of the Trump Voters

YouGov Poll

Henry Olsen, New Poll: There is no Singular Trump Voter

Axios, First look: Taxes, entitlements test future of GOP

74,216,154 American voters supported the God Emperor’s reelection in 2020. YouGov has found a thousand of these people—said to be a representative sample of all 74,216,154 of them—and has asked them some questions. And Henry Olsen has written an op-ed, the burden of which appears to be to knock down a straw man, namely, the erroneous belief that all Trump voters are alike.

Well, let me say this about that. They are all alike in one crucial respect: they all have piss-poor judgment in choosing whom they want to be President.

Olsen lays out some interesting data pointing toward diversity of attitudes toward religion, self-identification as conservative or liberal, whether they even want Trump to run again in 2024, et cetera, et cetera. (Additional details are to be found in the Axios piece cited above.)

Moderately interesting. Enough to persuade me that lots of the 74 million are sort of confused and wishy-washy. But the things that tend to unite them—apart from the aforesaid piss-poor judgment—are opposition to immigration and blindness to American racism.

My words. Olsen puts it this way:

Certain issues and cultural stances do unite his coalition. Eighty-nine percent, for example, think that employers should have to certify with the federal government that a prospective employee is legally permitted to work in the United States before hiring. Ninety-six percent think people who get government benefits should have to make an effort to work if their health and family circumstance allow. More than 90 percent believe that Black Americans, other racial and ethnic minorities, and women have a “mostly fair” chance to “succeed in today’s America.” And nearly 90 percent believe America is the greatest country in the world and that “Americans are losing faith in the ideas that made this country great.”