Why Americans vote against their interests: Partisanship

Amanda Taub, New York Times,  April 12, 2017.  Working-class Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump continue to approve of him as president, even though he supported a health care bill that would disproportionately hurt them.  Highly educated professionals tend to lean Democratic, even though Republican tax policies would probably leave more money in their pockets. Why do people vote against their economic interests? See full NYT story.

Photo caption: Anti-Obamacare demonstrators. Americans For Prosperity rally on the south side of the Capitol, March 12, 2012.  Credit: ©© Maljunznk

 

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