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.