Where Does Donald Trump Find the Most Support?

According to 24/7 Wall St.com the 10 states with the Most Hate Groups are:

  1. Louisiana
  2. Virginia
  3. Kentucky
  4. Alabama
  5. South Carolina
  6. Tennessee
  7. New Jersey
  8. Idaho
  9. Arkansas
  10. Mississippi

Then there are the top 10 states with the most gun violence:

  1. Tennessee
  2. New Mexico
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Wyoming
  5. Arkansas
  6. Montana
  7. Alabama
  8. Mississippi
  9. Louisiana
  10. Alaska

How many of those states, according to Nate Silver’s Forecast on FiveThirtyEight.com (on 10-8 @ 9:46 a.m.) support Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and what are the odds.

Only New Jersey (95.9 percent to 4.1 percent for Donald Trump), New Mexico (93 percent to 6.2 percent for Trump), and Virgina (90.1 percent to 9.1 percent for Trump) are forecast to support Hillary Clinton.

The rest of the top 10 most racist and gun violent states are all solidly behind Donald Trump helping explain why they support this racist, bully, misogynistic, serial liar, and fraud.

  1. Alaska (71.8 percent) and Mississippi (94.1 percent)
  2. Louisiana (96 percent) and Arkansas (98 percent)
  3. Mississippi (see 1st place) and Idaho (98.8 percent)
  4. Alabama (99.6 percent)
  5. Montana (98 percent) and Tennessee (96.3 percent)
  6. Arkansas (see 2nd place) and South Carolina (86.1 percent)
  7. Wyoming (98 percent) and Alabama (see 4th place)
  8. Oklahoma (99.3 percent) and Kentucky (96.6 percent)
  9. Both New Mexico and Virginia are forecast to support Hillary Clinton
  10. Tennessee (see 5th place) and Louisiana (see 2nd place)

What about the ten most uneducated states? For that answer I take you back to 24/7 WallSt.com.

Starting with last place:

  1. West Virginia (the forecast is 99.1 percent for Trump)
    49. Mississippi (the forecast is 95.1 percent for Trump)
    48. Arkansas (the forecast is 98 percent for Trump)
    47. Kentucky (the forecast is 96.6 percent for Trump)
    46. Louisiana (the forecast is 96 percent for Trump)
    45. Nevada (the forecast is 31.2 percent for Trump)
    44. Alabama (the forecast is 99.6 percent for Trump)
    43. Oklahoma (the forecast is 99.3 percent for Trump)
    42. Indiana (the forecast is 89.1 percent for Trump)
    41. Idaho (the forecast is 98.9 percent for Trump)

Now that you have these facts, what do you think the reason is that Trump has so much support in most of these top ten most violent, most racist and least educated states?

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12 thoughts on “Where Does Donald Trump Find the Most Support?

  1. Interesting statistics – not really surprised, actually – especially by the gun/education overlap. But I don’t care HOW much they were voting *against* Hillary. There was NO excuse to vote for a racist, sexist billionaire reality star with ZERO political experience who claims to be “a man of the people” that they don’t even like!

    Write in Donald Duck or Minnie Mouse if you want to throw your vote away but want to voice your objection – or leave the President section blank – but if you added to the statistics of someone like Agent Orange and the billionaire henchmen he appointed you deserve some of the responsibility for what he’s doing.

    Unless they refuse to support ANYONE they don’t actually “support,” their reasons for failing to vote for Hillary are specious.
    xx,
    mgh

      • Yes, it is unfortunate, a tragedy, but we don’t have to live with the mistake they made out of their Alt-Right programmed paranoia and ignorance. We can follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers and/or Abraham Lincoln and the original Republican Party that today exists in name only and start a rebellion or civil war to fight for a return to civility and sanity. We can copy the original Declaration of Independence, send it to the GOP and the malignant narcissist in the White House and start loading our more than 300 million firearms.

        In the Revolution, there were loyalists who fought alongside the British. The British Empire still lost and most if not all of those loyalists moved back to the UK or one of the Empire’s other colonies.

        In the U.S. Civil War, there were Southerners, most dirt poor, that did not own slaves that fought for the right of the wealthy to keep those slaves. Many died as they lost that Civil War. Many who survived walked away filled with hate for the very slaves that the war was fought for to free from bondage and that hate is still alive today. Maybe the U.S. needs a second Civil War to cleanse the country with the blood of those racist haters and the true patriots that want to end this insanity.

        Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

        Regretfully, I think that time has come. The deplorable, ignorant, paranoid haters that voted Trump into the White House and the GOP that supports him are the tyrants and they don’t even know it. They think it is the other way around.

      • I’m as angry as you are about this.

        Still, I’d rather see us focus on educating and encouraging the supporters of the man-child who would be king to join us as his detractors.

        We need to move aggressively to, first, “drain the swamps” of Orange and his ilk – and then to REPLACE THEM with new-paradigm politicians, more concerned with an America that is “great again” for all of its citizens and not just for the wealthy few.

        That replacement question is the one that millions failed to ask themselves when they jumped on the “change” bandwagon at the polls: when the swamps have been drained, what do you plan to build in its place and how will that impact my loved-ones and myself?

        Agent Orange and his clan want to build metaphorical luxury condos for the uber-wealthy, even if it leaves the majority of us “homeless.” 99% of us do NOT support him in that goal.

        The challenge is filling in the dots so that the 99% can see the picture.
        xx,
        mgh

      • I understand. Try peaceful change first, but don’t forget what Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Because if peaceful methods do not work, then after most of the people have suffered too much, that will be the only and last option.

      • I agree. But if it happens, it will probably be like spontaneous combustion across the country and turn out much worse than the protests during the Vietnam War. Trump will probably react to a peaceful protest with violence and insults and that will ignite the rage and start riots and fires in cities across the country. Trump will declare martial law and send in the military and then pandora’s box will be open and there will be no stopping the insanity that will follow.

      • That’s my fear. If the man has enough working brain cells to remember the Watts riots, I doubt he integrated much in terms of learning from the past. I believe he WANTS an excuse for Marshall Law, and does not appreciate peaceful protest.

        Insanity from the insane.
        xx,
        mgh

  2. Although what you have researched is obvious, it must be said over and over. Those who support him are ignorant haters of everyone who they feel are different from them. Instead of understanding the real reasons for America’s problems, they focus on blaming scapegoats–Illegals (they took my job), Muslims (all terrorists), gays (all pedophiles), castrating women (also took my job), and Planned Parenthood (they are going to kill my baby). This is about 40 percent of America and we must stop them from ever getting control of our government. Trumps playbook was done before. This original book should be read by these fools–Mein Kampf.

    • I agree that many of Trump’s supporters are what you describe, but Pew Research reports that 53 percent of the voters who say they are voting for Trump claim they aren’t voting for him but they’re voting against Hillary Clinton. I think that 53 percent is lying to themselves.

      An odd way of reasoning, I know. Maybe they are using this flawed logic to excuse themselves for voting for a fraud, a con-man, a psychopath, a bully, A super narcissist, a misogynist, a racist, a want-to-be dictator, a pervert, a sexist, a serial liar, etc.

      For instance, an old friend of mind that I don’t communicate with much anymore because he became a preaching, far-right, born-again, fundamentalist Christian, Koch brother’s libertarian sent me an e-mail pointing out all the horrible things about Trump listed above, but he ended by saying he’ll vote for him anyway to vote against Hillary. I replied and said why not vote for Johnson. He’s a libertarian like you. He said he didn’t want to throw his vote away. I pointed out that he lived in California and Trump had less than a 1 percent change of winning California according to the Forecasts. If you don’t vote for Johnson, I wrote, you will miss the chance to make a statement. He didn’t reply.

      http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/02/for-many-voters-its-not-which-presidential-candidate-theyre-for-but-which-theyre-against/

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