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We’re looking at issues voters actually care about.
What issues are “very important” to the Right?
0.6% of young conservatives and 2.6% of older conservatives rank gay rights as a “very important issue.” It is one of the least important issues by issue preference for both groups. 8.2% of Moderate Younger Middle Income voters rank gay rights as a “very important issue.” It is also dead last for them in terms of the issues that they care about. Democratic Leaning Working Class voters (DLWCs) don’t care about gay rights. DILEs are the only group which is even slightly animated by LGBTQ issues.
3.8% of young conservatives and 40% of older conservatives rank racial equality as a “very important issue.” Younger conservatives are a standard deviation less likely than the general public to say that racial equality is a very important issue. Both groups rank racial equality as their #18 most important issue though. Older conservatives are simply more cucked on being perceived as “racist.” Only 20% of Moderate Younger Middle Income votes say racial equality is a “very important issue.” They also rank racial equality #15 in terms of their issue preferences. DILEs are antiracism voters.
61.2% and 66.2% of younger and older conservatives rank immigration as a “very important issue.” It is their #8 and #12 most important issue respectively. DILEs, DLWCs and MYMIs rank immigration as their #18 and #20 most important issues. The Right cares about immigration far more than the Left does. 54.3% of DLWCs says immigration is a “very important issue,” but they aren’t voting on the basis of that issue. DLWCs rank health care, Social Security, Medicare, the economy, jobs, crime, poverty, education, the environment, terrorism, taxes and climate change above immigration, racial equality and gay rights.
The importance of “identity politics” is vastly overrated by conservatives. DLWCs are voting for the Democrats on the basis of economics and health care.
“What is especially interesting in the 2017 VOTER Survey, however, is the split among DLWC voters — Trump made inroads into this group in 2016, capturing nearly 25 percent of the DLWC vote compared to 70 percent for Clinton.(5) This percentage for Trump was especially significant because only 17 percent of DLWC voters were registered Republicans in 2017. Thus Trump measurably improved upon his party’s historic standing with these voters; Mitt Romney captured only 19 percent of this cluster in 2012. The cluster group analysis for 2017 reveals that DILEs and DLWCs are much less symmetric in their voting preferences than CYs and COs. DLWCs generally provide around 20 percent of their votes to Republicans, while DILEs do not exceed 1 percent (Table 2).”
Democrat/Independent Liberal Elites voters (DILEs) are 13 percent of the electorate, Democratic-Leaning Working Class voters (DLWCs) are 27 percent of the electorate), Moderate Younger Middle-Income voters (MYMIs) are 19 percent of the electorate, Conservative Younger voters (CYs) are 14 percent of the electorate and Conservative Older voters (COs) are 17 percent of the electorate. Conservatives are 31% of the electorate in this study.
In 2019, 37% of Americans were conservatives and 35% were moderates. 30% of Indies were conservatives. 45% were moderates. There simply ISN’T a conservative majority.