Why the GOP needs to pay attention

Last month, National Review released its “Trump issue,” or rather its anti-Trump issue.  RedState has been running nonstop anti-Trump coverage, to the satisfaction of its readership.  Undoubtedly, Trump inspires great animosity; statistically, he is one of the most disliked politicians.  However, Trump also inspires great affection among a subset of voters, and it isn't the voters that you might think. Noticeably absent from Trump's New Hampshire victory speech were culture war staples like abortion and gay marriage.  Nor were tax cuts or other fiscal conservative red meat being served up.  Instead, Trump harped on trade, border security, and jobs.  As S.E. Cupp pointed out, the typical Trump supporter is not a GOP hardliner, but what could more accurately be called a “Reagan Democrat.” As Emily Elkins described it, “[p]olling data reveal that Trump supporters are more likely to be male, white, older, with less...(Read Full Post)

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