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WashPost: Most Trump Voters Were Not Working Class

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During the 2016 presidential primaries, most supporters of Donald Trump were affluent, not working class, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.

Although journalists reported examples of working-class Trump supporters during the campaign, most 2016 polls did not ask respondents what their jobs were, which took away that measure of whether a voter is "working class."

Polls that noted household income showed the affluent status of many Trump voters, including a March 2016 NBC survey that showed a third of Trump voters made below $50,000 a year, and the remaining two-thirds made $50,000 or above.

According to the NBC survey, 70 percent of those who supported Trump did not have college degrees. However, the survey noted that during the presidential primaries, 70 percent of all Republicans do not have college degrees.

The American National Election Study of the general election results showed similar figures to the NBC survey, according to The Post's analysis: about two-thirds of Trump's voters were from the more affluent side of U.S. income.

The Post analysis noted that of white Trump voters who had no college degrees, close to 70 percent made between $50,000 and $100,000, and around 60 percent made more than $100,000.

The idea that working-class Americans got Trump to the White House is "stereotyping and scapegoating," according to The Post's Nicholas Carnes and Noam Lupu.

The Deseret News pointed out more facts about Trump voters, such as an Urban Institute study that showed 51 out of 55 counties that had voters with high credit scores voted for Trump.

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During the 2016 presidential primaries, most supporters of Donald Trump were affluent, not working class, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.
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