there are Six Types of Republican VotersAccording to Nate Cohn of the New York Times, in a party that “is not necessarily a populist-conservative MAGA monolith.” Cohn is working hard to endorse it “not necessarily.” On the one hand, “only 37% of Republicans count as part of Mr. Trump’s loyal base,” but on the other hand Trump’s positions on nearly every issue enjoy majority support. But at first glance, sometimes it is a narrow majority!

And, of course, there are plenty of Republicans who are not part of Trump’s “loyal base” but still support him when it comes to speaking out.

There are some distortions here, is what I’m saying. One of the biggest is one that is never mentioned: January 6th, and the denial of elections in general. It’s a long take on how the party is not a MAGA monolith, trying to separate what separates some Republicans from other Republicans without knowing which of them are more loyal to their party these days. Follows one of the defining traits. It seems like a big deal to give up.

In a piece that comes as close to pandering to Ohio eateries as a pure polling analysis, Cohn offers the following groups:

medium installation

Including 14% of Republicans, they are affluent, socially moderate people who overall don’t like Trump. But he’s still a Republican.

traditional conservative

Twenty-six percent Republican. It is the group that “most closely resembles the pre-Trump Republican Party.” Pro-corporate and anti-abortion, in favor of immigration reform and aid to Ukraine. So they differ from Trump in some major ways, but basically they are loyal to Trump because he is the head of the Republican Party.

right winger

Apart from this, 26% are Republican and fiercely Trump supporters. Trumpiest. So, yes, a lot of people in this group were at the Capitol on January 6th.

blue collar populist

Only 12% Republican. “Whites without degrees make up about three-quarters of this predominantly northern group.” They support abortion rights but mostly they are loyal to Trump and extremely bullshit racist. Or, as Cohn puts it, they rank high on “racial conservatism.” He was also likely to attack the Capitol, not that Cohn thinks that’s a relevant thing to talk about.

liberal conservative

Fourteen percent are Republican, and what defines them is this: “On questions pitting liberty against other values, these conservatives always choose liberty.” Women not allowed to make medical choices – A majority of this group opposes abortion rights, placing them fourth out of six groups on abortion support. I think Cohn and Times’s algorithm puts some freedoms above others. what a surprise.

Newcomer

Only 8% of Republicans fall into this group, which is “the youngest and most diverse group of Republicans. Only 59 percent are white, and 18 percent are Hispanic. More than a quarter are 18 to 29 years old.” While they are moderate or even libertarian on many policies, here is the key to understanding them: “By a two-to-one margin, they said they would rather vote for a candidate who stopped ‘woke’ business.” Who said that businesses should have the freedom to decide whom to support.” In other words, we’re talking about disaffected, angry people who are committed Republicans despite supporting abortion rights and immigration reform because the Trump Republican Party affirms their anger.

There is much to be said for understanding ideological breakdowns within a party, but doing so in an attempt to show ideological diversity without fully acknowledging the things that unite them is a slippery slope. In particular, it is important to acknowledge that these are people who remain with a party led by someone facing criminal charges for attempting to overturn the last presidential election, and many of whom were themselves members of that election. Deny legitimate consequences, is important. Does it matter that the Republican Party is “not a MAGA monolith” if it is willing to act the same way when in power?

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American political parties can often seem stuck in their path, but they can and often do change course. On this week’s episode of “The Downballot,” we are joined by political scientist David Karol, who tells us how and why both the Democratic and Republican parties have adjusted their views on a variety of issues over the past few years. Karol offers three different models for how these changes occur – and explains why voters often stick with their parties even after these changes. He ends with a suggestion to activists who are trying to steer their parties if they don’t change fast.


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