Poll: GOP is becoming the blue-collar party

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 22nd, 2021 10:30 am

NBC News

Last Updated Feb 23rd, 2021 at 10:08 am

The Republican party is rapidly shifting to become the party of blue-collar workers, according to a NBC News poll.

The poll shows that the number of blue-collar workers who call themselves Republican has grown by 12 points in the past decade, while those who identify as Democrats has dropped by 8 points. Numbers among white-collar voters have remained relatively stable, with Democrats seeing a small increase and Republicans seeing a small decrease.

There has also been a shift along racial divides among blue-collar workers. The percentage of white blue-collar workers who identify as Republican has jumped from 45% to 57% from 2010 to 2020. The percentage of Hispanic blue-collar voters who identify as Republican has risen from 23% to 36%, and from 5% to 12% among black blue-collar voters.


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