The Roosevelt Institute and Democracy Corps conducted focus groups in Macomb County, Michigan to better understand voters who previously supported President Obama and cast their ballot for President Trump last year. This continues Roosevelt’s ongoing effort to better understand Trump’s appeal to working class voters in order to set an agenda for the future of the progressive movement. The survey revealed voters who were eager to dramatically change the economic and political status quo, deeply skeptical of congressional Republicans and their trickle-down policy proposals, anxious about some immigrant groups and expecting the new President to rein in health care costs for working people.
Links to media coverage:
March 15, 2017- Washington Post – “The Daily 202: Reagan Democrats give Trump a long leash –but deeply distrust GOP”
March 15, 2017- Vox – “Report: Trump voters in Michigan like economically populist Democrats”
March 10, 2017- The Week – “Democratic pollster found no ‘buyer’s remorse’ among Trump voters”