What is Wrong with These People?


The data in the chart above are appalling. They may also be misleadingly incomplete.

They show that the overwhelming majority of remaining self-identified Republicans support Trump. But they do not take into account whether self-identified Republicans are a declining part of the population.

Last night Missouri State Senate District 17 became the 46th political jurisdiction to flip from Trump-supporting Republican to Democratic in special elections held in  2017-18. In the same time period a whopping seven special elections saw a flip from Democratic to Republican.

In Missouri’s District 17 the Democratic nominee for State Senate won the special election 60 percent to 40 percent. In 2016 Trump won the district by four points.