"It's Hard To Believe" - Establishment Stunned As Trump Gains 'Wealthy, Well-Educated' Voters

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Not only is Donald Trump likely to gather the most votes of any GOP Presidential nominee ever, having swept the East Coast and crushed the anti-Trump alliance between Kasich and Cruz even before it made the news cycle; but now, as Reuters reports, the GOP establishment faces an ever bigger problem. Wealthy, well-educated voters helped carry the Republican front-runner to victory this week - a demographic the famously blunt-spoken billionaire had struggled to attract in the past.

As we noted previously, with a number of states remaining including California, Trump is set to surpass current record holder George W. Bush, who received 10.8 million votes in 2000.


And, as Reuters reports, it's not just "angry blue collar white men"...

Trump's sweep of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island on Tuesday included wins in some of the richest and best-educated counties in the country - like Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Newport County, Rhode Island - and added to victories in his more traditional strongholds of white working-class neighborhoods.


Exit polls from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland showed Trump winning about half of Republican voters with college degrees, and over half of Republican voters making more than $100,000 a year.


“On its face, it is hard to believe he’d be improving with a demographic group that has been so averse to his style, his denigrating language,” said Randall Miller, a professor of American politics at Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.


“But I think people may have gotten used to Trump, he’s not as outrageous as he used to be,” he said, adding that familiarity with the businessman's brand in the Northeast may also have helped him.


But with Trump far ahead of his rivals, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich, in the race for the presidential nomination, Miller said Republican voters of all stripes may become more resigned to voting for Trump.


"I think it is possible he replicates this."

Trump has historically done well in areas where the collapse of important local industries has put stress on working families - propelling his popularity among poorer white voters drawn to his rhetoric about inept government and failed international trade deals.

A Franklin and Marshall College voter survey released last week showed Trump's message of disaffection had sunk in across the state. Just under 40 percent of voters cited "government, politicians" as the most important problem facing Pennsylvania, with "unemployment, personal finances” ranked a distant second at 14 percent.


In the affluent Maryland suburbs of Montgomery and Howard counties, where more than 60 percent of whites hold college degrees, Trump claimed a smaller 40 percent share of the Republican vote. It was still enough for a first-place finish over Cruz and Kasich.


Fred Stubbs, 72, a retired accountant from Potomac, Maryland, said he voted for Trump on Tuesday because he believed the real estate mogul would improve the country's standing in the world.

As Trump said aftewr "the sweep" - "as far as I'm concerned, it's over"

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Jason T's picture

They took our jobs.. but they also took our companies .. that were owned by the wealthy.


johnvallo's picture

Wealthy and well-educated? dang now we need to find another new candidate who isn't down with the mainstream. 

knukles's picture

Why am I finding it hard to believe that they're finding it "Hard to believe" that they're really missing something when we know they're not missing something which would be hard to believe.

They know exactly what's going on which is not hard to believe and this is all the propaganda to let them get the folks elected who are hard to believe that they'd not keep letting them who are having trouble believing feather their nest at the expense of those who know it's not hard to believe


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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) knukles Apr 28, 2016 1:37 PM

Said another way:  Who the hell is stupid enough to want any of the other choices?

TeamDepends's picture

When they steal it, or worse, from Donald it will be GAME ON BITCHEZ!!!!

Money Counterfeiter's picture
Money Counterfeiter (not verified) TeamDepends Apr 28, 2016 1:49 PM
'Wealthy, Well-Educated' Voters"  

Fuck Tump is a Zionist? 

I would like just one election where I can vote for a American. 

Sturm und Drang's picture

Or, The Donald saw what worked for Madoff...

Bumpo's picture

Sounds like the Professor needs to check his tenured state 'privilege'.

Twee Surgeon's picture

When Trump wins will Cruz announce that he is moving back to Canada ?

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Trump is trying to save the Zionist's from themselves, which means he likely thinks they actually want to be saved and aren't pushing for WW3 or a financial "end game" with some sort of Plan B they plan to inact. In all reality, the Zionist's on some level would like to survive and lead normal lives versus whatever their little world domination, wars and lies seem to be bringing them, which means, maybe the actually want Trump to end their madness, since they can't come to it on their own.

Never One Roach's picture

"The Establishment" and the media are so completely out of touch with 95% of Americans ... that's what's stunning!

vulcanraven's picture

The spectacular hit job the media has done on Donald Trump is what truly amazes me. Look at how successful they have been in thoroughly brainwashing these uninformed idiots:


cheka's picture

all trump voters are well educated when compared to killary/bernie's flock

John Kich's picture

This is Donald Trump's most shocking statement yet,

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?!!


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) John Kich Apr 28, 2016 4:25 PM

The jerk at Redstate.com said today that the Trump voters are stupid, uneducated and most likely on Oxycodon."

My doctor and dentist in San Francisco are hardcore Trump.

Im pretty sure they are college educated.

espirit's picture

The Knee-grow vote won't go to Hitlary because they don't trust her.

The Knee-grow vote won't go to Trump because they 'dislike' The Man worse than Mexicans or Muslims.


CWII coming, whether you like it or not.

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) espirit Apr 28, 2016 7:10 PM

These wealthy ones:


J S Bach's picture

I know this comment may create some controversy, but...

During the 1930s in Germany, Hitler appealed (intentionally) to ALL classes.  His aim was to unite the country under an umbrella of nationalism that was not based on status or level of wealth.  He succeeded in doing this and thus, brought about an unparalleled leap of prosperity and contentment for all.

Of course, one cannot compare Trump to Hitler in any honest way, but I do believe that we have reached a point in the USA where every one of the non-.1% uber wealthy are instinctively becoming aware of an untenable situation.  Thus, Mr. Trump's message of REAL change is appealing to these masses... including the upper-middle-class.

He may be a complete fraudster, charlatan, traitor and agent of the self-chosen elite money powers... but, regardless... people glean that we have nothing to lose by giving him a chance to follow up on his big words.  If he turns out to be a status-quo agent... we have lost nothing (because all of the the other sychophantic candidates are guaranteed to be traitors to our interests).  But, the gamble is... that he IS legitimate and may quite possibly affect REAL change.

Roll them dice!

If he turns out to be snake eyes... THEN we can commence from there with revolutionary plans to dispense of the parasitic entity feeding upon us all.

jeff montanye's picture

your analysis of trump's appeal to voters willing to vote for pigs in pokes (or somethings in pokes) is on point.

but i'm not sure hitler appealed to those of every class and status.  seems like some people were abused: cripples, the mentally ill, homosexuals, roma and, i'm forgetting some other group.  oh that's right, the jews.

i personally wish he'd been a little nicer to the jews so that, in addition to not killing anne frank, etc., the post ww2 world wouldn't have been so quick to get behind the idea of israel.  

hitler's worst legacy.

Multi's picture

You wish he didn't kill Anne Frank? Today is your lucky day then:


"Roemer appealed again, and this time the court asked for the technical services of the Federal Criminal Office (Bundeskriminalamt, similar to our FBI), which carried out a careful analysis of the original manuscript of the diary with microscope and ultraviolet illumination in order to confirm its authenticity — in particular, to determine when it was written.

The report of the technical experts was given to the court in April of this year, and it contained a bombshell: large portions of the alleged “diary” were written in ballpoint pen ink — which was not manufactured prior to 1951!.."

As for the "nicer to the jews" part, that depends what you think he did to them. He did expropriate them and tried to expel them from Germany (first through ghettos and then through the concentration camps) which is obviously not only NOT nice, but a very despicable and inhumane move. BUT...  from there to the 5 million deaths claim, and the Zyklone B (which was actually used by the Nazis to save the Jews from typhus), and the ovens...  there is a long stretch. So maybe today is your lucky day in that respect too.

MsCreant's picture

Used to be the case that there was only the junk button, the up arrow was added later. You are the original reason it was created, to mark a post as junk so that the moderators would remove it.

D Nyle's picture

John Kich, paid Hillary Troll

Dirtnapper's picture

Media hasn't touched Trump yet.  They are holding their powder dry until he has the nomination and then they are going to carpet bomb the channels and web with stories of the real Donald.  Media's mission is to add every possible non-vote possible to the 40% of the GOP that says they won't vote for Trump.


Bilderberg Member's picture

That's the problem...We already know who Donald is and have known him for 25 years. The media can't do a negative re-make like they do every candidate they don't want.



Let me tell you, he will hold his whole cabinet accountable! There will be firings for those that don't do an outstanding job.


Fish Gone Bad's picture

Slamming Hillary will be the easiest thing ever.  There are sooooooooooo many dead bodies, and people who have been victimized by the Clintons.  Just parade them out, one at a time and let them point fingers at the Clintons.  From the young men killed at the Mena airport, to trooper gate, to Hillary's commodity trading, Vince Foster, Monica Lewinsky..... honestly, it was a 24/7 circus act when Bill Clinton was in office.  

That being said, The Donald isn't anyone's friend either, he just doesn't have a great big "For Sale" sign on his chest like Hillary does.

jeff montanye's picture

that all strikes me as old news that didn't really touch bill, the perp.  as snl had it, next time you come after me you best be bringing some kryptonite.

hillary, imo, has a much worse record with far more death and destruction, if less tawdry sex and big time drug trafficking.  

she was an architect of libya and syria.  that does not bode well for her putative presidency or the future of this country.

shovelhead's picture

It's pretty easy to brainwash something that only has the ability to mimic what they hear.

Parrots do not converse.

strangewalk's picture

Watch some of the truly shocking and sickening YouTube videos about the heroin epidemic now decimating America, then say the Trump Wall is about hate

jeff montanye's picture

i thought the heroin came from afghanistan via the cia.  the mexicans handle pot and some of the cocaine, or so i heard.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture


 the mexicans handle pot and some of the cocaine, or so i heard.

Handle it?  They step all over it!  </sarc>

Dave Whiteman's picture

"The Jewish Establishment" and the media are so completely out of touch with 95% of White Americans ... that's what's stunning!

poeg's picture

Sure, he can process with the next wave of "supposedly" Syrian refugees.

northerngirl's picture

Where will you move when Hilary is President?

BarkingCat's picture


I think the mullahs are much more sane that Hilderbeast.

Richard Chesler's picture

8 years of Obongo chicanery bitchez!

What did they think was gonna happen???


poeg's picture

The politico are ALWAYS thinking "third verse, same as the first..."

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Was that a Herman's Hermits quote?

orez65's picture

"I would like just one election where I can vote for a American."

1. What do we have to show for 15 years of waring in the Middle East?

2. If a country wants us to defend them, pay for it.

3. We are broke

4. Obamacare is a disaster

5. Our trade partners are taking advanatage of us

6. Our leaders are incompetent and corrupt and they need to be replaced

7. Hilary is a crook

8. Our country's borders must be respected

What is un American about that?

Paveway IV's picture

Trump, quite the athlete in his college days, was able to buy his way out of the draft in 1968 with the 'bone spur' medical deferrment available to sons of the rich and powerful (with the appropriate gratuity to their orthapedic surgeon, of course). This condition spontaneously cleared up all by itself when the draft ended - a medical miracle!

In 1968, 16,592 less-monied and less-priviledged American guys who couldn't buy their way out of the draft came home in body bags. And 30K returned from Viet Nam with fewer limbs then had when they arrived.

Trump hates the current corrupt government political parasites - that's why I like him. The media hates him - that's why I like him. But he's still a rich, cowardly draft-doger - rules are for little people, not oligarchs (or their kids) like Trump.

You can vote for the guy, but don't try to paint him as a model American or patriot just because he calls out the obvious. If he is elected president, his neocon Israeli-firster handlers will convince him to send U.S. troops somewhere. Would you follow orders to fight a questionable war for Israel from a draft-doging Commander-in-Chief? Will he let the sons and daughters of the rich and powerful weasel out of a draft in the future? Of course he will - passively of course. He's in that club and so are they. You and I are not.

shovelhead's picture

It proves that he was smarter than the chumps who were going to "save the world from communism".

The ability to go "Moo" when being lead to the slaughterhouse is not a noteworthy talent to be celebrated.


Paveway IV's picture

Fuck you, Shovelhead. Easy to pigeonhole the beliefs of nine million U.S. servicemen and woman into your blindered view of the world. Especially when you conveniently ignore the fact that many of those nine million were very active and vocal anti-war protesters before and after they served. But fuck 'em if those 1960's era 18- and 19-year-olds don't share your 'enlightened' view of the world, you arrogant prick. 

Trump is not campaigning to be my next-door neighbor - I wouldn't care about his fucking expensive bone spur issues if that was the case. He wants to be the next Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces - the same ones he weaseled out of himself because he was rich. See how that puts a little different spin on the issue? He can order your 'cattle' to go die for Israel. See the moral hazard in that? No... you're probably oblivious to that, too.

You're no different than Trump. The laws probably don't apply to you either, do they? They're for the cattle - the unwashed masses - the little people peons. You're smarter then them too, right? If you don't like the laws, then you can just ignore them or weasel your way out, but still stay in the U.S. because you deserve to be here. You're entitled to your citizenship and entitled to pick and choose which laws have merit, and which ones only apply to the stupid, poor riff-raff who can't find or afford a loophole. Isn't that the way it works for you fucking parasites?

Gnostech's picture

Who honestly gives a fuck if he dodged that draft? McCain didn't, and he wasn't any better of a person for it. He still sends our boys to die in the jews' wars.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

Paveway, regarding your characterization of Trump as a "coward", there is nothing cowardly about evading slavery, which is all that the draft really is.  In fact, it is the most vile and reprehensible form of slavery possible, in that there is an excellent chance that one will end up dead or disfigured as a result of submitting to it.

The cowards, more often than not, are those who meekly submit to slavery, whether military conscription or any other kind.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

On April 28, 1967, with the United States at war in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, saying “I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

All this nostalgic talk just takes me back -- to that bus ride to Canada.  </sarc>

PacOps's picture

As a HS junior - 1958 - it looked like VN was inevatible. I joined the Navy in 60 to avoid the draft or stay in. In 63 I decided to get out and did. Went to work for IBM and got sent (voluntered) to Nam in 66. Spent 5 years there but as a civillian. Busted up a bit but loved the rush. We took care of the grunts who were drafted - getting them drunk and laid. Doing whatever to avoid the draft was not looked on as negative. John Kerry was an exception as was Jane Fonda. And anyone from that era would know Fonda was not a potential draftee but at worst a traitor - at best an ingorant cunt.

jeff montanye's picture

imo she is infinitely smarter, hotter, richer, more talented and better informed than you.

but what do i know?

PacOps's picture

True, other than better informed and possibly talented.


Were you there then?