Anger sweeping across America does not necessarily mean votes against Trump
- June 2, 2020
- Davin Phoenix, poli sci, The Straits Times, June 2, 2020
He pointed to findings from University of California, Irvine political scientist Davin Phoenix, whose book The Anger Gap details how minority voters are less likely to be motivated by dissatisfaction with political figures to head to the polls. … "Contrary to the expectation that the unique racial threat represented by a prospective Trump regime would sufficiently spur turnout among people of colour, it is likely the case that any anger activated by Trump more effectively steered people of colour to the front lines of protest action rather than to the polls," said Dr Phoenix in a UCI interview about his book in February.
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