Simitian studies Trump’s appeal

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Levitsky, Allison. “Simitian studies Trump’s appeal.” The Daily Post [Palo Alto, CA]. September 16, 2017.


Joe Simitian travelled to 3 counties in the US to observe why many counties that voted for President Obama went on to vote for President Trump. One of the countries he visited was Robeson County. In Robeson County before the 2016 presidential election, Democrats outnumbered Republicans about 5 to 1.

Rather than hearing about popular political subjects such as terrorism and social issues, Simitian says, “‘A surprisingly large number of folks commented that the women in their community had a problem with voting for a woman as president’” (para. 12).

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