Democrats Should Look Beyond Rural Voter Stereotypes, Author Sarah Smarsh Says

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Sarah Smarsh, author of “Heartland, A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth,” rejects the narrative that poor and white inherently means a Trump sign on the front lawn. She points to 2016 primary exit polls, which showed that Trump voters were more affluent than most Americans. The Trump train is a mixed bag of demographics that buck the traditional, stereotypical perception of his supporters, she says. Read more.

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