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About 10 Percent of Voters Switched Parties During the 2016 Election Cycle

10%

Pew Research: “Those who study politics have long known that a person’s party affiliation is a strong predictor of how they will vote and what their opinions will be on most political issues. Some of the power of partisanship comes from its relative immutability: Most people remain loyal to a political party. … But over a 15-month period encompassing the 2016 presidential campaign, about 10% of Republicans and Democrats ‘defected’ from their parties to the opposing party.”

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Most Americans are Dissatisfied with Government

71%

Of American voters are “dissatisfied” with the way things are going in the nation today, including 41% who are “very dissatisfied,” according to a new Quinnipiac poll.“Voters disapprove 81% to 12% of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job and give the Republican Party a negative 31% to 58% favorability. Disapproval of Democrats in Congress is 66% to 27% and the Democratic Party gets a negative 40% to 50% favorability.”

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McCain Explains Trump’s Acclaim

What he did was he fired up the crazies.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in an interview with the New Yorker, on Donald Trump’s surging presidential campaign.

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Trump Supporters Are Deeply Angry

“Despite what you’ve read in the media, even some outposts of the conservative media, these Trump acolytes in general are not racist against Latinos and they have not been seized by madness. … They are, however, angry. Very angry. And many are agonizingly fearful about the future of the nation. They believe that vast changes to the country are being wrought in ways that are undemocratic, dishonest and perhaps even illegal. Trump, who seems perpetually angry, is an expression of the angst of conservatives who believe the United States has gotten so deep into a mess that a little extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. What they adore about Trump is that he is a pugilist who has emerged at a time when someone needs to start throwing punches.

— Keith Koffler, writing in Politico.