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Old 11-18-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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Westchester swung D, likely due to both the Clintons being "from" there and Trump just being a bad fit.

Nassau the GOP vote was more or less the same (45.6% in 2012, 45.9% in 2016) - I suspect the R-swinging South Shore cancelled out the D-swinging North Shore.

Westchester has more educated whites and it's the kind of place Manhattanites and transplants move to. Long Island meanwhile is mostly descended from the white ethnic flight from Brooklyn and Queens, so it makes sense Trump is a better fit.
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Italians like Trump!
yep. He did great in very Italian-American NYC suburbs such as Massapequa. From the primaries

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Old 11-18-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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Makes sense I guess. Italian Americans are probably on average more affluent than their educational attainment levels suggest (seems like Italians have done quite well in the trades, small business etc.) Higher income makes you more conservative while education has a liberalizing effect.

Italian American conservatism seems to be more of a practical, "law and order" type conservatism than a moralistic one.

ETA: Italians in the New York area seem quite a bit more Republican than their counterparts in much of the country - upstate NY, New England, Chicago etc. (though they all would have swung towards Trump given that he actually won Upstate NY and got 40% in Rhode Island).
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:09 AM
 
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Trump did win three political wards in Philadelphia-one in South Philly, which has many Italians.

The other two in the Far Northeast-areas which are mostly Irish, Italian, Russian.

Mitt Romney did not win any wards in Philadelphia in 2012.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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Makes sense, given that Trump did better with working class ethnic whites in the Northeast.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:56 PM
 
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Just about anywhere in the Deep South votes on strictly racial lines. With few exceptions, Blacks vote Democratic and Whites vote Republican.
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