- claim to have voted for him do to economic concerns
Clinton won the middle class and people who said they voted on economics going away.
"But among the 52 percent of voters who said economics was the most important issue in the election, Clinton beat Trump by double digits. In the vast majority of swing states, voters said they preferred Clinton on the economy.
If the 2016 election had come down to economics exclusively, the working class -- which, by any reasonable definition, includes the black, Hispanic, and Asian working classes, too -- would have elected Hillary Clinton president."
It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump
A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.
MAY 9, 2017
Trump's economics were standard Republican fare as policy, and rwing populists are on the opposite pole from lwing populists; lwing populists are not fearmongered by societal change as rwing populists are, for example.
But the Dem primary is ancient history. What mattered in the gen election was voting for either Clinton or Trump.
Of which Chomsky said:
"However, the left should also recognize that, should Trump win based on its failure to support Clinton, it will repeatedly face the accusation (based in fact), that it lacks concern for those sure to be most victimized by a Trump administration."
I liked Sanders, since about '72, actually, and was disappointed that he was running against the current with some policies that I agree with but which were not well thought out or well presented and which would never have won over the multi-culturally disturbed rwing populists.