Reuters-Ipsos has a poll tracking partisan affiliation that has been running since the beginning of 2016. It now has a total sample standing at 457,215 responses. The explorer allows for all kinds of filters to be applied, including state of residency, educational attainment, race, and 2016 presidential vote. So here are the results with those filters applied, graphically and in tabular form:
|7) West Virginia||62.1|
|9) South Dakota||61.5|
|10) South Carolina||61.3|
|17) North Dakota||55.8|
|24) North Carolina||52.9|
|26) New Mexico||52.4|
|34) New Jersey||45.5|
|37) New York||43.7|
|46) Rhode Island||34.5|
|47) New Hampshire||34.2|
|51) District of Columbia||32.4|
Trump doesn’t have the support of the coastal cosmopolitan elite, but he does have strong bases of local (or state-level, at any rate) elite support across the South and in parts of the mountain West. To watch the South fill up with invaders is to watch Heritage America’s electoral snuffing out. If red state secession is going to come from somewhere, it’s going to be from there, but time is running out. Texas is already majority non-white and both Georgia and Florida soon will be.
Don’t be casually dismissive–we are headed for an economic catastrophe and subsequent debt crisis that will utterly dwarf 2008 in its severity. As the dollar plunges in value and states start looking for lifeboats to get off the Titanic of federal debt obligations, political dissolution will go from feeling hyperbolic to imminent.
Trump really, really needs to deliver to the white working class. They flipped several upper Midwestern states for him in 2016. Without their support, the god-emperor has–as the pundits are so fond of saying–“no path to victory”. Paul Ryan, a fifth-generation Wisconsinite, is depressingly representative of upper Midwestern affluence. He, for one, welcomes our new alien underlords, and he’s not alone.