NOTICE: This is the CDZ so please keep this civil. After visiting numerous political message boards, watching a LOT of news on various television channels, reading a LOT of commentary from all sides on the political spectrum, and after a LOT of face to face discussions, it seems obvious to me that Trump supporters and those who voted for Hillary or somebody else are just wired differently. And I wonder if it is possible to discuss that without bringing Hillary and Trump or anybody else into it personally? See the question posed at the bottom of the OP. Among many Issues with widely differing views between Trump supports and Clinton and/or other supporters: It is a given that Hillary supporters were mostly okay with the existing tax code and size of government and supported higher taxes especially on the rich and/or big business to effect social change and they argue that it is patriotic to pay taxes. Trump supporters mostly believe in smaller government, less regulation, and lower taxes and that people will spend their money more wisely and effectively themselves than the government will spend it for them. It is a given that Trump supporters are most likely to want conservatives or constitutional originalists on the Supreme Court and in the court system generally while Hillary supporters are most likely to want progressives/leftists on the Supreme Court and in the court system generally. Also. . . --the wall--Trump supporters mostly for; Clinton supporters mostly oppose. --more federal money for welfare and programs--Trump supporters mostly oppose; Clinton supporters mostly support --racial and gender inequality--far more Clinton supports say this is a serious problem than do Trump supporters. --parenting--far more Trump supporters say it is important for children to have a mom and dad in the home than do Clinton supporters. --terrorism--far more Trump supporters want stronger protections than do Clinton supporters. --free trade--far more Trump supporters support efforts to correct trade imbalances than do Clinton supporters. --illegal immigration--more Clinton supporters say undocumented immigrants are hard working people who commit no more crimes than the general population than do Trump supporters make that argument. Clinton supporters favor amnesty for all and open borders far more than Trump supporters do. 6 charts that show where Clinton and Trump supporters differ A recent article in "Christianity Today" suggests that evangelicals supported Hillary more than Trump until recently when Hillary supporters are abandoning evangelicalism. Study: Clinton Voters Much More Likely to Leave Evangelicalism than Trump Voters But maybe this is also telling: From a recent "Washington Secrets" column: Not sure what it means, but Emerson College polling reveals that Trump supporters more than those who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton believe space aliens have visited Earth. Overall, 31 percent believe aliens have landed, but among voters for President Trump, it is 38 percent to Clinton’s 25 percent. [/lndent] More predictions that Trump White House chief John Kelly is leaving And those who voted or supported somebody other than Trump or Clinton generally fall into one of those camps when it comes to the issues. And yes, there are many other issues we could have included. QUESTION: Without discussing President Trump or Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders or Gary Johnson or Jill Stein) personally, was your vote strictly against somebody else? Or did you vote along party lines? Or did your vote and current support represent your opinions and/or deepest convictions, and/or hopes? What is most important to you re the State of the Union at this time? What do you want the policy or direction to be?