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Poll Reveals ‘Seismic’ Shift as Dems Attract Entitled Elites, GOP Embraces Working Class

The former president's policies and platform have led to a massive growth of support among working and middle-class voters...

(John McCann, Headline USA) A new poll released by the New York Times has revealed a massive realignment between the two major political parties. Democrats are now the preferred party of the college-educated elite, while the GOP is quietly becoming the choice of the working class.

The Times/Siena poll has found a stark contrast between the party coalitions. Democrats currently hold a 20-point advantage among white, college-educated voters. This demographic voted Republican back in 2016, so this shift has moved quite rapidly.

On the other hand, the poll found a statistical tie for Hispanic vote preference. In 2018, Hispanics supported Democrats by 50-point margin. That support has since collapsed as many Latinos have turned sharply to the Right.

Republicans also hold a growing advantage among the white working class, with 46% of high school graduates aiming for a GOP Congress come November. This marks a remarkable shift, as Democrats have historically been considered the working man’s party.

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As reported by Breitbart News, this realignment has been bolstered by Donald Trump. The former president’s policies and platform have led to a massive growth of support among working and middle-class voters. The GOP’s policy shift to economic nationalism, reduced immigration and restrained foreign policy has been crucial for the realignment.

An analysis by left-leaning Axios found that Democrat voters were becoming more “upscale,” putting more importance into social issues such as abortion and gun control. Meanwhile, the GOP has been building a “multiracial coalition” of working-class whites and Hispanics. The current economic malaise has surely accelerated this shift, along with former President Trump’s policies and rhetoric.

A microcosm for this dramatic shift is the state of Ohio, which was once a purple battleground state but has quickly become a GOP stronghold in response to the party’s populist bent.

Ohio Republicans like Senate nominee JD Vance are looking to solidify GOP gains in the state by focusing on a populist message. This platform, which calls for reeling in the excesses of big business, anti-trust measures, and fair trade is sure to strike a cord with Ohio voters. The state has long been a victim of de-industrialization and outsourcing.

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These new electoral battle lines are sure to become more clear come November as both coalitions prepare for 2024.

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