This is a very interesting article, showing how declining jobs and economic prospects for less educated white men caused most of them to abandon the Democratic Party and vote for Trump.
Did the white working class vote its economic interests?
The day after the presidential election — in a long and brooding interviewwith Rolling Stone magazine — President Obama offered his take on why blue-collar whites flocked so decidedly to Donald J. Trump.
“This is not simply an economic issue,” Mr. Obama concluded. “This is a cultural issue. And a communications issue.” From family leave and overtime rules to Obamacare, he noted, his administration offered a steady stream of policies to help working-class communities. But “whatever policy prescriptions that we’ve been proposing don’t reach, are not heard, by the folks in these communities.”( Collapse )