Perspective | Trump's 'silent majority' isn't a majority, and it's far from silent

Source: Washington Post - View Original Article
Published: Jun 29, 2020
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70% Conservative


Bias Score Calculation:

30% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Electoral College = 30% Liberal
70% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Electoral College = 70% Conservative


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97% "WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS."
88% "His efforts to make it harder to vote by opposing voting by mail in the middle of a pandemic, and his repeated claims that Democrats are plotting election fraud, suggest a distinct nervousness about the majority's true will."
87% "IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!"
77% "Trump instead is heavily invested in the assumption that his enthusiastic minority will determine the outcome -- even if it means that the people who don't like him are prevented from voting."
70% "First, Trump failed to attract a majority of voters even in his surprising 2016 performance: Hillary Clinton beat him by 2.9 million votes, and he achieved a majority only in the electoral college, an undemocratic institution."
66% "In a system where success usually depends on grasping what a majority of the electorate wants, the sound strategy might be to reach out from one's base to voters in the middle."
64% "The phrase silent majority, borrowed from President Richard M. Nixon, is a very strange one to apply to Trump supporters."
62% "The Trump team's declaration that a silent majority lurks, ready to return Trump to the White House, is at odds with almost everything else the president says and does."
58% "Second, Trump's base -- the minority of Americans who do strongly support him -- are anything but silent in their enthusiasm."
56% "He appears to be laying the groundwork for explaining away a Democratic victory in November, as the result of deception and trickery."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS.
88% : His efforts to make it harder to vote by opposing voting by mail in the middle of a pandemic, and his repeated claims that Democrats are plotting election fraud, suggest a distinct nervousness about the majority's true will.
87% : IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!"
77% : Trump instead is heavily invested in the assumption that his enthusiastic minority will determine the outcome -- even if it means that the people who don't like him are prevented from voting.
70% : First, Trump failed to attract a majority of voters even in his surprising 2016 performance: Hillary Clinton beat him by 2.9 million votes, and he achieved a majority only in the electoral college, an undemocratic institution.
66% : On June 22 he tweeted, in typical fashion: "RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-
66% : In a system where success usually depends on grasping what a majority of the electorate wants, the sound strategy might be to reach out from one's base to voters in the middle.
64% : The phrase "silent majority," borrowed from President Richard M. Nixon, is a very strange one to apply to Trump supporters.
62% : The Trump team's declaration that a silent majority lurks, ready to return Trump to the White House, is at odds with almost everything else the president says and does.
58% : Second, Trump's base -- the minority of Americans who do strongly support him -- are anything but silent in their enthusiasm.
56% : He appears to be laying the groundwork for explaining away a Democratic victory in November, as the result of deception and trickery.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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