Racially divisive parties have more voters now, but voters aren’t becoming more racist. What explains this?
- December 2, 2019
- Michael Tesler, poli sci, in The Washington Post, Dec. 2, 2019
In the United States, John Sides, [UCI Associate Professor] Michael Tesler and Lynn Vavreck conclude in what has become the definitive study of the 2016 election that “Trump’s victory was never predicated on a wave of growing hostility or prejudice; rather it relied on his willingness to openly appeal to an existing reservoir of discontent about changing American society and culture … making it more strongly related to how” some citizens voted.
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