Emily Ekins is a research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute. Her research focuses on public opinion, American politics, political psychology, and social movements. She leads the Cato Institute project on public opinion in which she designs and conducts national public opinion surveys and experiments

Since Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election many have been looking for an explanation for his rise. But, there is no such thing as one type of Trump voter who voted for him for one single reason. Instead, five different types of Trump voters voted for him for different reasons — and these groups disagree with one another on even the core issues of the campaign.

Further Readings/​References: Free Thoughts Episode 196, “Who Elected Donald Trump?”