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With unions in decline, Trump’s path to the presidency is unlikely to be through the Rust Belt.

McQuarrie, Michael (2016) With unions in decline, Trump’s path to the presidency is unlikely to be through the Rust Belt. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In this election, Donald Trump has been drawing a great deal of his support from disaffected white working-class voters. Michael McQuarrie writes that Trump’s strategy of courting this group is not surprising; white workers have been slipping away from the Democratic Party for nearly 50 years. Much of this is down to the decline of unions, which in the past had been able to keep white voters anchored to the left. This decline – along with the changing demographics of the Rust Belt- also hurts Trump’s electoral chances; without unions to mobilize them, working class whites are less likely to vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:15
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69267

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