Shawn Rosenberg, a professor of political and psychological science at the University of California, Irvine … said Mr. Trump has been highly effective at exploiting the gap between the complexity of the country’s political system and the more rudimentary grasp most voters have of their government. For the average partisan, he said, issues of political norms and procedures were “very abstract” and far less important than simply winning — an impulse Mr. Trump stoked to the detriment of democratic institutions. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. 

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