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Violsva: booksladyblank on November 14th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was being more flippant than the situation deserved. But I'm not anywhere near the 1%. I have worked in warehouses and restaurants and offices and never made even half of her median income. I'm very tired of the assumption in most articles explaining the mentality of the white working class that all Democrats are rich professionals. It makes sense in the Harvard Business Review, where that is presumably her audience, but it's still completely wrong in general.

The average Clinton voter has a far lower income than the average Trump voter. They have much more financial insecurity and reason for anxiety. And yet they aren't blaming either the professional class or people of colour.
Arlie Stephensertla on November 15th, 2016 07:02 am (UTC)
Thank you. I needed to hear that.

I've been listening too much to the explanations coming from more-or-less the same people who were certain, 2 weeks ago, that Hilary was going to win. And they've got a nice picture of people working precarious jobs (or no job at all) in dead end towns where the one and only major industry has closed, and there's really nothing much left. But if they weren't right 2 weeks ago, what makes them likely to be right now?

Where are you finding the statistics on voter income, by the way? I'm finding this whole election cycle long on feelings and polemic, and really short on potentially verifiable data.
Violsva: booksladyblank on November 15th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
FiveThirtyEight had stats on Trump's supporters during the primaries. CNN has exit polls. (Exit polls are of questionable accuracy, but they're what we've got.) And here's some studies on the most fervent of Trump's supporters.