Pennsylvania’s white working class communities very well could be President Trump’s road to victory in the swing state if his campaign focuses on driving up their support on election day, a New York Times report indicates.
The Times — which highlights how former Democrats like 53-year-old former factory worker Dave Mitchko are supporting Trump’s economic nationalist agenda once again — detailed how the president could sweep a victory in Pennsylvania where decades of globalization have wrecked livelihoods.
The Times reports:
That number [of non-college-educated white voters who did not vote in 2016] is about 2.4 million, according to Dave Wasserman, an elections analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report who studies demographic data. Comparatively, he estimated that only about 500,000 college-educated white voters in Pennsylvania failed to cast ballots in 2016. [Emphasis added]
“The potential for Trump to crank up the intensity of turnout among non-college whites is quite high,”