Back in May I read Salena Zito’s book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” in which she interviewed a varied sample of Trump voters in the rust belt and identified why they abandoned the Democrat Party.
Well, in this article she went and checked back with these same voters to see if they had changed their minds. Apparently their resolve is even stronger than in 2016 that Trump is their man. And this jibes with the polls taken in these vitally important states. Formerly, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin were part of the Great Lakes Blue Wall that would prevent any Republican from ever entering the White House again. But instead of adding Ohio to that Blue Wall it looks like Minnesota may be turning red instead.That would complete the Red Wall from Lake Erie to Lake Superior. Or let us say from the Atlantic Ocean in Philadelphia to the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in Minnesota. Apparently the demographic future we’ve all heard so much about isn’t quite there yet.
Zito is a personal writer. Her story isn’t about statistics. It’s about individual people. It’s like the Trump rallies. There’s a personal connection.