Wow! Who saw that coming, besides EVERYONE?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 2, 2021
“The autopsy says that Trump saw the ‘greatest erosion with white voters, particularly white men.’” https://t.co/y7c4vGmrWt
What was the main difference between states that Trump held and states he lost?— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 2, 2021
According to Trump’s pollster, states he lost saw smaller support among white working-class while states he won saw an increase.
So predictable pic.twitter.com/JIu7AMTt8Q
This is old news.
We covered it and spelled it out at length way back in November. The truth about Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election was overshadowed for two months by the “fraud” narrative.
“Former President Donald Trump has blamed the election results on unfounded claims of fraud and malfeasance. But at the top levels of his campaign, a detailed autopsy report that circulated among his political aides paints a far different — and more critical — portrait of what led to his defeat.
The post-mortem, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, says the former president suffered from voter perception that he wasn’t honest or trustworthy and that he was crushed by disapproval of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. And while Trump spread baseless accusations of ballot-stuffing in heavily Black cities, the report notes that he was done in by hemorrhaging support from white voters. …
The report zeroes in on an array of demographics where Trump suffered decisive reversals in 2020, including among white seniors, the same group that helped to propel him to the White House. The autopsy says that Trump saw the “greatest erosion with white voters, particularly white men,” and that he “lost ground with almost every age group.” In the five states that flipped to Biden, Trump’s biggest drop-off was among voters aged 18-29 and 65 and older.
Suburbanites — who bolted from Trump after 2016 — also played a major role. The report says that the former president suffered a “double-digit erosion” with “White College educated voters across the board.
Trump’s response to the pandemic was also critical. The autopsy says that coronavirus registered as the top issue among voters, and that Biden won those voters by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. A majority registered disapproval of Trump’s handling of the virus. …”
“Former President Donald J. Trump lost ground with every age group in the 2020 election compared to his performance in 2016, but he had his “greatest erosion with white voters, particularly white men,” according to an analysis by one of his campaign pollsters.
The 27-page report, by the Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio, focused on what he called 10 key target states. Five of them — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — all flipped to President Biden after supporting Mr. Trump in 2016. Another five — Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas — were held by Mr. Trump in both 2020 and 2016. …”
It is good to see it confirmed by Trump’s own campaign pollster.
The Trump presidency was made and unmade by the same White Independent voters. He neglected and pissed off his own base and added to his woes by alienating suburbanites over COVID.
Note: All Joe Biden has done on COVID is to ask people to wear a mask and insist that the virus is real and should be taken seriously. He has left the issue to the states. That’s it.