Political pundits and researchers have worked this political season to categorize the people who support Republican front-runner Donald Trump — is it white, low-income voters? Voters with certain levels of education? Older voters? Younger ones?
According to a Massachusetts researcher, it's not a demographic that unites Trump supporters. Instead, it's a desire for authority.
- "In the five days leading up to the South Carolina Republican primary I fielded a survey of 358 likely voters, hoping to better understand who supports Donald Trump, why, and what it may mean for the Republican presidential nominating contest."
- "Within minutes of Donald Trump asking thousands of his supporters at a rally in Orlando on Saturday afternoon to raise their right hands and 'solemnly swear' to vote for him, the comparisons were being made."
- "Donald Trump’s rally here began with the candidate asking all attendees to raise their hands and take an oath to vote for him, while extended barriers cordoned off the press and plainclothes private intelligence officers scoured the crowd for protesters."
This segment aired on March 9, 2016.