Working-class Whites

Clinton Starts with a Decisive Advantage
Working-class whites aren't enough to carry Trump to victory

Hillary Clinton, shown here campaigning last week in Ashland, Ky., would face fewer negative factors working against her as Donald Trump does. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The warnings about jumping to conclusions about November are widespread.

I’ve heard that it’s early in the presidential race and that we underestimated Donald Trump last time so we should be careful now. I’ve also heard that Trump’s strength with working-class whites could change the electoral map, giving him a path to an Electoral College win.