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The indicators that show who voted for Trump and Brexit

Education rather than income, and authoritarian attitudes

By Eric Kaufmann  

When it comes to those who support Donald Trump or Brexit, what matters? In partnership with Policy Exchange, I surveyed roughly 1,500 adults in both Britain and the United States in late August. I asked them “on a scale from 0 (strongly dislike) to 10 (strongly like), what are your feelings towards Donald Trump?” Then I broke down the score by income and education. As the blue bars in the first chart demonstrate, among white Americans there is almost no difference in support for Trump between the rich and the poor. White Americans on low incomes rate Trump 4.2 out…

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