Re: Was this an anti-woman anti-foreigner vote?
We all see this through our own lenses. Some voters WERE motivated by racism, etc. some were motivated by hatred of Hillary. Some legitimately believed Trump could do the job.
People sensitive to any of those topics will largely believe those topics to be the main driving factor.
I was listening to NPR on the way in to work this morning, and one guest flat out declared that anyone who voted for Trump WAS a racist, full stop. The interviewer almost choked on his latte and wrapped the segment. She was viewing it thru a racial lens, which to her credit she fully disclosed at the beginning of the interview.
Other man on the street type interviews revealed a million different factors in play. Oil workers in Texas concerned for their jobs and the prosperity of their towns for instance.
On the other side, Hillary voters all thought their issues were the paramount force in the election. Qualifications, first female pres and associated feminist issues, etc.
If you listen to the right people, it's easy to believe that it was a racist, anti woman vote, or an anti elite insider vote.
I think in reality it just reflects the standard two party makeup of huge numbers of single-issue voters going to the polls for their "thing" rather than their candidate.
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