Reading this headline could mean one of two things. The first being exactly as stated, they have become Republicans because of Donald Trump. The other reason may not be as great. Did they switch in the primaries only to vote for Donald Trump to insure a Hillary Clinton victory in November? Will they vote in the general election for her or Donald. Only time will tell. Read the report below.
As Written By CBS Local, Pittsburgh:
Nearly 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republicans since the beginning of the year.
According to Penn Live, some experts attribute the mass exodus to Donald Trump.
There’s even a title for the movement. It’s called “Ditch and Switch” and calls for lifelong Democrats to abandon the party, register Republican, and help ensure Trump’s place in the general election.
Professor of Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. G. Terry Madonna, tells the paper he has a theory behind the switch.
“With the increase in support in exit polls for Trump among working class, blue-collar Democrats, it is my belief that these are people who fall into that genre,” said Madonna.
The numbers are similar in other states as well…..