Explaining the Trump Vote: The Effect of Racist Resentment and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

  title={Explaining the Trump Vote: The Effect of Racist Resentment and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments},
  author={Marc Hooghe and Ruth Dassonneville},
  journal={PS: Political Science\&\#x0026; Politics},
  pages={528 - 534}
ABSTRACT The campaign leading to the 2016 US presidential election included a number of unconventional forms of campaign rhetoric. In earlier analyses, it was claimed that the Trump victory could be seen as a form of protest voting. This article analyzes the determinants of voters’ choices to investigate the validity of this claim. Based on a sample of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, our analyses suggest that a Trump vote cannot be explained by a lack of trust in politics or… Expand
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