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Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Observing actual asshole Trump supporters and reserved Clinton supporters, I must say I think a shy Clinton voter theory makes more sense to me than the shy Trump voter theory I keep hearing about.


Chad Lott said...

I don't know about this one. I haven't met a single shy Clinton supporter, but I do know quite a few down-low Trump people back home in Louisiana. Even down there you find fairly robust social disapproval for a Trump vote. I think Clinton people would do well to act as if the Trump supporter iceberg is much bigger than it appears.

If that's wrong, the worst that could happen is she gets a bigger vote. If it's right, we may as well start learning how to eat lizards and siphon gas.

Dale Carrico said...

I was making the lame joke that Clinton supporters are often reserved and thoughtful (shy-like) and Trump supporters often loudmouthed assholes (not-shy). I do think the real but qualified support Clinton is getting may be befuddling likely voter screens and ongoing problems with cellphone polling may be missing POCs in Clinton's coalition, and that online polls like exit-polls tend to oversample loud/aggressive supporters (Sanders regularly did better in exit polls than he did in the actual elections they polled for example) -- but the shy Trump shy Tory analogy isn't really drawing on those sorts of phenomena so, yeah, it really was a lame joke that I was after there. Nice to hear some stigma attaches to Trump support in Louisiana -- not so surprising when I think back to the bars and backrooms I knew in Louisiana for myself, but that is a skewed and more often than not screwed sample.