The populism and anti-globalism of Donald Trump is attracting swarms of blue collar workers into the GOP, with 57% now saying they support the Republican Party.
Blue collar workers and the middle class harbor the values that have always served to “make America great.” No wonder they are leaving the Democratic Party, as it caters instead to the elites, the identity politics crowd, and those with grievances against America.
According to the Washington Examiner:
“Blue-collar voters made a major shift from the Democratic Party to the GOP under former President Donald Trump, including those from Hispanic and black demographics.
“The percentage of blue-collar voters who associate themselves with the Republican Party has grown 12 points over the last decade, an NBC News poll found. During that same time frame, the number of blue-collar voters calling themselves Democrats declined by 8 points.
“The shift holds true across demographic lines, with more Hispanic and black blue-collar people identifying with the GOP. They have traditionally been hard for the Republican Party to reach. Between 2010 and 2020, Hispanic blue-collar voters indicating support for the GOP went from 23% to 36%, a 13-point swing. Support for the GOP among black blue-collar voters grew 7 points during the same time frame, from 5% in 2010 to 12% in 2020.”