Wang Hongen (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 2016 Republican presidential candidate Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Clinton shocked many universities in the United States, and many schools even had holidays and opened psychological counseling for teachers and students .
Within the political science community, in remove background from image addition to reviewing the inaccurate predictions caused by polling measurements, Trump's election changed the entire political science research agenda, and many people began to formally pay attention to why Trump could be elected president of the United States. . Four years later, Trump has also won more than 70 million votes, although he is currently behind the Democrat Biden. This number surpassed Obama in 2008 and joined Biden as the most-voted presidential candidate in American history. How have political scientists studied Trump supporters in four years? There are four main schools competing and cooperating with each other: globalization, populism, political realignment, and Trump's personal identity. The logic of globalization is mainly reflected in business competition with China. David Autor of MIT and others constructed an index in different regions of the United States to calculate the degree to which various industries in the United States are subject to Chinese competition, and then observe the degree of competition with 2000.
The relationship between the shift in voter attitudes to 2016. It turns out that in constituencies with more white people, the more the real estate industry is subject to Chinese business competition, the more Fox News and the more Republican candidates will be watched . This global capital movement is not a problem that governments can deal with alone. Therefore, although voters may close borders in the short term through patriotism, in the long run, it is not a problem that governments can fundamentally solve. Job instability caused by globalization is seen as one of the sources of populism in the United States and around the world. Populism, however, is not just about job losses due to globalization, according to Harvard's Pippa Norris and others. In their book, they examine whether people who support populist parties are supporting a populist cand