Republican Party, Bob Davis Bob, Wall Street Journal discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal


Twenty four Gordon Deal Jennifer Kushinka some of our top stories and headlines Trump may, revoke security clearance for some Obama officials like Brennan and call me, in southeast Asia hundreds missing after the collapse of a hydro electric dam in Laos heavy rain for the, east scorching hot for the south and southwest. Handful of runoff elections in Georgia today including one to. Decide the GOP gubernatorial, candidate the mega millions, jackpot for tonight approaches half a billion and a study says when you, eat dinner, could determine. Some cancer risk pool of that story in about twenty minutes Generation ago, Democrats represented much of the country's manufacturing base now it's, in GOP hands a swing remaking both parties, sits, a story by Wall Street Journal reporter Bob Davis Bob explained. While the shocking? Thing to us was my. Colleague Dante Chinni, and my and myself was if you look at nineteen ninety two and you look at the twenty most manufacturing intensive congressional districts in the country fifteen of them were represented, by Democrats today Nayar and then if you, go in the top, thirty or forty or fifty two same same story all over and then we look county level and you, see the same thing I mean what was. Once a democratic strength which was factory towns manufacturing errors. Has now become a, Republican stronghold say nineteen, Ninety-two was when this all seemed to start to change why is that Well we just started in one. Thousand nine hundred it might. Have started a. Little beat for that it just was a you know, a convenient. Way to to look at it and they were stats going back to that point but I mean just using ninety two yardstick you see the change so this is a fundamental change in the makeup of both parties. Really right right I mean what you see is. You know it's sort of Reagan Democrats re large I mean the you know white working class Americans who tend to be much more likely to be the factory workers of. Today are, more likely to vote Republican than they used to and, and there's a couple of reasons for that, I, mean if you think about it manufacturing you used to be. A city phenomenon Picture Detroit Cleveland even? New, York City were factory towns and they overtime. Those factories left for a variety of reasons and. They became all of, them have, become service centers education centers hospitals that sort of thing and then the factories for the most. Part moved into, rural areas or what we, would call urban areas. You know thirty miles from the city next to a next door highway. And, those. Tend to, be Republican areas so, on the, one hand there's a reduction in the. Number of, places, that are, dependent on manufacturing and those places that remain are overwhelmingly in Republican hands we're speaking with Wall Street Journal reporter Bob Davis now in addition to manufacturing simply, moving out of cities and it's a more rural. Areas to, factory workers identify more closely with, today's Republican party and why is that Well I think yes I think, they do because the I guess it's. Mainly well it's a couple, of, things one thing is that the Democratic, Party which now. Represents more educated more urban people who are, tend to be and industries like finance and technology and, services are, less, interested in the social. Issues guns abortion gay rights that sort of, stuff then then they used to and Republican party is more, interested in, those those aren't manufacturing issues per se but they play a big role in what's happening what about..

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