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On the "Trump rallies" thread, I recently posted a picture of one of my neighbors, who is a Trump supporter. It's obvious from his profile picture that he is not a very smart guy.
It's not fair to say that all Trump voters are stupid, but it IS a fact that Trump voters aren't as well educated as Democratic voters.
If you look at the chart below, which shows % of population with bachelor's degrees, the differences are stark. Counting down from the District of Columbia, the top 16 spots are held by Democratically controlled states. Starting with South Carolina, the bottom 14 states are all Republican states. In between those extremes, there is a mix of "red" and "blue" states.
There is also a fairly close link between educational achievement, political affiliation, and FOX viewers.
Only 17% of the FOX viewers were college graduates, while 28% of the MSNBC had degrees. The disparity is even wider if you consider political affiliation. 53% of the FOX viewers were Republicans, but only 17% of them were Democrats. MSNBC is almost exactly opposite, since 62% of MSNBC's audience is Democrats, but Republican support is a meager 23%.
These differences become more apparent when looking at how viewers stand on key issues. For example, 67% of Fox News viewers support a wall or fence along the Southern border, while 70% of MSNBC watchers oppose this. And on the Russia investigation, 69% of the MSNBC audience say Robert Mueller’s investigation has given them more doubts about Trump’s presidency; however, just 28% of Fox News viewers say the same.
Since the east coast and the west coast are reliably blue, the recipe for success for the Democrats is 2020 is to capture enough of the votes in the "flyover states" to give them an edge in the electoral college, and that means that at least one of the Democratic candidates needs to be a "moderate" like Amy Klobuchar or mayor Pete. Although they have good ideas, Bernie and Elizabeth Warren are going to seem too extreme for the folks that are considered the "Cracker Barrel" crowd.
The wild card in the election is Trump himself. Since he seems to self destruct on a fairly regular basis, it's almost inevitable that at least some of the folks that voted for him in 2016 are finally going to realize that they made a huge mistake last time, and they are not likely to repeat the same mistake again.