A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) suggests that Donald Trump’s “basket of deplorables” rhetoric is resonating in American politics.
“In many ways, the election of 2016 has demonstrated that a new and more populist message has become a key part of the American political discourse, even though the rhetoric is very old,” said study co-author Michael Lomax, who is also a fellow with USC’s Institute for the Study of American Democracy (ISEAD).
“The results of this study highlight that populism has become so central to the Republican Party that it is a key component in Trump’s strategy to win the White House.”
A new survey conducted by USC’s ISEAD finds that the Republican candidate’s campaign rhetoric has a big impact on the attitudes and beliefs of the Republican base.
While the overall survey found that more than two-thirds of Republican voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, his supporters were much more likely to have a favorable view of him.
The findings are being published in the journal Political Behavior, which is published by the American Psychological Association.
Lomaxis said that the survey showed that Trump’s popularity in the Republican party is not a direct consequence of his own statements.
“I think it’s important to note that his supporters aren’t necessarily people who are more anti-establishment, and that he is not going to be elected by a majority of Republicans,” he said.
More than a third of those surveyed said that Trump had a “great chance of winning the election” based on the survey’s results, and they were more likely than any other demographic to say they would support him in 2020. “
Trump is already winning over many of his most ardent supporters.
More than a third of those surveyed said that Trump had a “great chance of winning the election” based on the survey’s results, and they were more likely than any other demographic to say they would support him in 2020.
In the survey, Republicans were more than twice as likely as Democrats to say that the election will be won by Trump or a third party candidate.
Among those surveyed, 65 percent said that they support Trump in 2020, compared to 23 percent for Clinton.
However, only 34 percent of Trump’s supporters said they would vote for Clinton in 2020 as opposed to 45 percent for Trump.
The survey also showed that many Trump supporters were more willing to blame their support for Trump on Clinton and the Democratic Party than they were for the candidate himself.
The results were similar among Republicans.
More voters blamed Clinton’s actions on her husband than on Trump, while more Democrats blamed the party for not supporting them in 2020 than they blamed Trump.
Among the Republican respondents who said they supported Trump in the presidential race, 76 percent said they did so because they wanted a more progressive president.
Among Trump supporters, 59 percent said the same thing.
The study also found that Trump has made a lot of his supporters angry.
The respondents who were more optimistic in their support of Trump were also more likely in the poll to blame the party and its policies for their dissatisfaction with the Republican-led government.
In a series of tweets, Trump said that he would never endorse Clinton in the 2020 election and would instead focus on “defeating ISIS.”
The president also said that “Hillary is doing the exact opposite to our country.”