As anger over being locked out of America’s financial recovery fuels the 2016 presidential race, a new poll pulled the drape back on the credit profiles of prospective voters.
In a nationally representative survey of 765 potential voters, individual financing Web websiteWebsite WalletHub reported that an unexpected portion of voters with bad credit are supporting Donald Trump.
Twenty percent of the Republican billionaire’s fans stated they had poor credit. That’s almost two times the number of John Kasich advocates in this category, and considerably higher than the percentage of voters with bad credit supporting Trump’s main competitor, Ted Cruz.
Kasich might wish that appeal to voters with high credit ratingscredit report translated straight into delegates in the contest for his party’s nod. Almost 60 percent of Kasich’s advocates had excellent credit, the highest for any prospect. He also had by far the greatest percentage of fans with excellent credit, 26 percent.
Trump also attract those with outstanding credit– approximately HALF of his advocates reported scores of above 720. High credit scorescredit history usually correlate with wealth and older demographics.
On the Democratic side, the credit scorescredit history of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters were extremely close. The biggest difference showed up in the world of bad credit, which 26 percent of Hillary’s advocates reported.
“This information is constantfollows the argument that Trump is drawing … support from individuals who feel financially insecure, and … are supporting him due to the fact that they seem like they have actually been economically marginalized,” said Gregory Wawro, a political science teacher at Columbia University.