Post-Election Research: Persuadable and Drop-off Voters

1. Focus Groups GSG and GHY conducted two focus groups in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on January 26th, two in Southfield, Michigan on January 28th, and two in Tampa, Florida on January 29th, 2017. In each set of groups, one group was conducted with Obama-Trump voters and one with turnout targets (millennials in WI & FL […]

Why Trump Won: Working-Class Whites

Donald J. Trump won the presidency by riding an enormous wave of support among white working-class voters. It was always a possibility, but it had always looked unlikely. Hillary Clinton led in nearly every national poll — and in other surveys in the states worth the requisite 270 electoral votes. The traditional view of recent […]

The Sanders Campaign, Greater Appalachia and Young Workers

The white working class is ready. Are you? The 2016 Democratic primary gives us a way of assessing the potential for organizing among white workers. This may sound surprising since the corporate media created a narrative about how white workers supported Trump in the general election. But clear-eyed observers such as Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr, Mike Davis, Bill Fletcher, Jeffrey […]

Post-Election Research: Persuadable and Drop-off Voters

Methodology 1. Focus Groups GSG and GHY conducted two focus groups in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on January 26th, two in Southfield, Michigan on January 28th, and two in Tampa, Florida on January 29th, 2017. In each set of groups, one group was conducted with Obama-Trump voters and one with turnout targets (millennials in WI & […]