Flyover Folk Podcast
Flyover Folk Episode 4: Why do Rural Voters Vote for Republicans?
Feb 04, 2017
After the 2016 election, the American media scrambled to explain Donald Trump’s expected win. Their pre-election analysis completely missed the rural resentment brewing for the last three decades. So what is it about rural folks that make them vote Republican? Does the community you're from determine your political views. Our guest today, Paige Kelly, is a sociologist who has been studying rural voting patterns long before the election. Today, she digs these questions and more.