Published February 5, 2021
The motivation behind voters’ support for President Donald Trump has been a source of intense speculation ever since he burst onto the political scene. But there is no singular “Trump voter.” Despite how it is often portrayed in the media, Trump’s coalition is ideologically and demographically diverse.
That’s according to a new survey from the polling firm YouGov. The poll, which I helped to write, collected responses from 1,000 self-described 2020 Trump voters and was sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where I am a senior fellow.
Trump voters are typically thought of as hardcore conservatives and evangelical Christians with a strong White, blue-collar vibe. These demographics are part of Trump’s support, but far from all of it.
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.