Michael Tesler

IT’S TRUMP’S PARTY NOW — Trump is polling best among Republicans who describe themselves as very conservative — a complete reversal from how he did in 2016 surveys, when he was willing to jettison some typically conservative positions for a more populist message, [UCI political science professor] Michael Tesler writes in FiveThirtyEight. The shift is indicative of how thoroughly Trump redefined conservatism in America: To many voters, “conservative” essentially now means “pro-Trump.”

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