Hillary Clinton's egregious support from whites in the Deep South is an alarm bell shouting at Democrats, The Washington Post reports.
White voters in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana supported both Mitt Romney (77 percent) and John McCain (78 percent) overwhelmingly the past two elections, understandable given a black Democratic candidate on the ballot.
But Donald Trump polling at 71 percent of whites in the Deep South bucks conventional wisdom; "things look about as bad as ever for white Democrats." the Post reports.
Is it a pro-Trump movement or an anti-Obama attitude?
Trump's "appeal to their anger, their concern, their fears about the changes taking place in the country and the world, are not illegitimate," Vice President Joe Biden told the Post. "This is one of those great transition periods in world history."
However, the schism should be attributed, simply, to racial resentment — not economics — for non-college whites in the Deep South, according to Rolling Stone.
"The fatal flaw in the notion that white working-class people may flock to Trump is that partisanship is fairly stable," Joshua Holland wrote. "Trump will no doubt do great with white right-wingers who didn't go to college, but there's no reason to think that large numbers of white working-class voters who identify as Democrats are going to have some kind of epiphany and embrace Trumpism."
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