I know at least 5 people, IRL, who voted for Trump who are financially stable with little worry on that front. They voted for him because they liked it that he allows them to be less PC. I know these people very well. It's about the racism and xenophobia for them. It had nothing to do with the economy or jobs for these people. And I see what they post on FB everyday. It's about race for them and a longing for whites to reassert their cultural dominance.
Liberals were right: Racism played a larger role in Trump?s win than income and authoritarianism - Salon.comThe major narrative surrounding November’s historic election focused on voters’ racial attitudes, and for good reason. Trump supporters were relentlessly depicted as racists, and the study confirmed that suspicion.
“Since 1988, we’ve never seen such a clear correspondence between vote choice and racial perceptions,” Thomas Wood wrote in his Washington Post analysis. “The biggest movement was among those who voted for the Democrat, who were far less likely to agree with attitudes coded as more racially biased.”
The Post concluded, “Racial attitudes made a bigger difference in electing Trump than authoritarianism.”
The current American National Election Study ultimately served as proof of what many left-wingers have been saying all along.