The Silent Majority

Are the Polls Missing Something They Missed in 2016?

The 2020 Republican National Convention painted a grim portrait of a desolate, crime-ridden wasteland should Democrats take the White House. Invoking “law and order,” Donald Trump transparently leans on Richard Nixon’s successful 1968 campaign strategy of weaponizing fear to turnout voters. But law and order isn’t the only tired Nixonian trope the President is banking on. The silent majority, used by Nixon to describe the Americans that were not anti-war demonstrators, was repurposed by the Trump campaign in…