Pundits have told us since that fateful day when Comrade Preznint Stupid won the election, a large number of white, working class Dims had changed lanes. The Villagers told us that these voters so hated Crooked Killery (“but her E-MAIL!!1!) that they voted for Hair Führer. The very serious media people told us that these voters were deserters and that they must be appeased for the Dims to ever win anything again.
Shocking, I know.
The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group contacted the same voters in 2016 as in 2012, so they know how many Obama-to-Trump voters there were. They say the number is 9%, and not 13% reported by the pundits.
That’s not much of a difference, but wait! Ginsu knives! Er, there’s more!
Most of those 9% of voters were Republicans.
So it is not the case that Dims voted for Comrade Stupid in 2016, but that Wingnuts voted for the Kenyan Usurper and not Mittens in 2012. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, Chuck Todd! (Who, by the way, still blocks MPS on Twitter, one of our greatest achievements!)
This information better change Pelosi’s/DNC’s calculus: if the Dims change their policies to be Trump-lite, they won’t win these voters back, because they are Republicans and not Democrats who disliked Hillary.
Are you listening Tom Perez and Nancy Pelosi? Trump-lite policies will drive away your base, bigly.