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darklordoftech
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« on: October 11, 2017, 12:41:23 am »

Which states tend to have more "establishment-friendly" populations, cultures, voters, voting patterns, state governments, representatives and Senators, etc.? Which states tend to have more "populist" populations, cultures, voters, voting patterns, state governments, representatives and Senators, etc.?
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 09:23:41 pm »

In what states do "country club Republicans" outnumber "religious right" Republicans?  Or can religious right be establishment too?

It seems the constituency for establishment Republicanism (i.e. more focused on orthodox conservative economics and on foreign policy than on social issues and populist issues like abortion or immigration) is pretty small in the US, but establishment liberalism is powerful enough to set the tone in Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Illinois etc.
I think religious right can be establishment. For example, Dubya. Trade and isolationism are the issues that distinguish populist Republicans from establishment Republicans.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 06:20:38 pm »

An "establishment" voter is more likely to re-elect an incumbant while a "populist" voter is more likely to vote for a primary challenger.
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