Study: Views on immigration, Muslims drove white voters to Trump

(Politico) A new study suggests that voters’ economic anxiety and cultural attitudes may be linked to a greater degree than previously reported — and that it potentially determined their votes in last year’s presidential elections.

Democrats have struggled to understand what drove some voters — particularly white voters without a college education — who supported then-President Barack Obama in 2012 to back Donald Trump four years later. Was it anxiety about their economic situations, or negative feelings about immigration and racial and ethnic minorities?

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