Trump Support Highest Among American Workers since FDR - 60%+

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    SHOCK POLL: Trump Blue Collar Support highest since FDR in 1930s –...

    It may come as a surprise to many that Donald J Trump’s support from Blue Collar Americans (those involved in trades, manufacturing, industry, and labor) is the highest since any candidate since FDR in 1936 since Gallup began polling.

    Trump has consistently shown his appeal to the blue collar sector of the economy, pulling ahead of even Clinton and Sanders in “rust belt” states like Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Pennslyvania.

    These states have the highest share of “Blue Collar” voters in the nation, and many of them have not voted Republican in over 20 years.

    Trump’s appeal to blue collar workers is in the 60% range, higher than any candidate since Franklin Roosevelt won a massive landslide in 1936 on the support of the Blue Collar voter.

    Trump is pulling high among 'Republican leaning' voters but less among 'Reliable Republican voters' who voted in the previous Presidential election's primary in their state.
     
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    FDR ... in 1936? You mean after he'd already been elected and spent a term doing something about the Depression --- and you want to compare that with a TV attention whore who's in not-even-an-election-year.

    Yeah that'll work.

    :rofl:
     
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    Yes, cretin, Trump is as popular as FDR was AFTER FDR had time to win that support after several years in office.

    Try to imagine, I know it will be hard for you, but try to imagine how much support Trump could have after several years in office.
     
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    I actually have to take you by the hand and explain this?

    Assessment of somebody's activity in office, when there is effectively only one alternative, is a completely different thing from running around with one's combover on fire yelling "they're rapists". You've got a blatant apples-to-oranges here.

    Does bring up an interesting contrast though:

    FDR: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
    RUMP: "They're rapists!" [​IMG]

    Quite the contrast indeed.
     
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    Lol comparing Trump to FDR. I'm sure conservatives love that.
     
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    FDR was physically crippled; Rump, intellectually. So yeah I can see some comparisons....

    Dat's me, always trying to find common ground. :eusa_angel:
     
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    All that is nothing more than a quibble as Trumps support is coming at a weaker time in his campaign and with less sympathy from the media.

    You are saying apples and oranges, but the only truth to that is due to the difficulties and barriers to Trump in making such a huge popularity possible are far greater than FDR faced.
     
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    I'd bet dollars to donuts lots of the blue collar folks are good Democrats.

    But that's not something dimocrats want to hear about.
     
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    In my experience, blue collar American workers aren't as stupid or ignorant as pompous lefties choose to believe. As taxpayers they are well aware that their hard work is taxed to pay for gov'ts wasteful and unsustainable spending, including benefits to those who game the system to qualify for them.

    Their unions may be Dem supporters but individually they are likely to vote for candidates who best represent their values and America's best interest, making them as (or more) likely to vote Repub in national elections.

    Bernie Sanders, who claims to eschew PAC money, has as his largest financial supporters a list of PACs that reads like a who's-who of labor unions.
     
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    You mean when he extended the depression through socialist endeavors.
     
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