Reagan Democrats

Report: Trump Michigan Voters Love POTUS, Hate Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell

Stanley Greenberg, former President Bill Clinton’s top pollster, recently went to Macomb County, Michigan—where Trump defeated Clinton by 12 percentage points—to interview white working-class voters who supported President Barack Obama before voting for Trump in 2016. These “Reagan Democrats” represent the heart and soul of Trump’s coalition, and what stood out was how much voters there hated Ryan and McConnell and worried that Trump would align with establishment Republicans.