It’s no secret that America is divided: Nearly half of the country wants to elect a misogynistic, authoritarian insult comic with no experience in government — while the other half plans to vote for a female, center-left technocrat with a political résumé that spans decades. But within that political divide lies a less-appreciated cultural rift.
Clinton supporters, for their part, prefer Harry Potter.
The fact that the common denominator among Trump “likers” is another heavily politicized cultural object isn’t too surprising. More fascinating is the way the Journal’s maps illustrate the contradictions within the Trumpist coalition. While Donald devotees in the heartland flock to fables of Christian persecution, those in the northeast favor gross-out comedies. And this holds true with regard to television, as most of Trump country tunes in to Duck Dynasty or The Kelly File, while New England prefers Family Guy.
Still, a look at Trumpists’ favorite movie stars suggests there’s more overlap between God’s Not Dead–heads and the juvenile-comedy set than one might think.
But when it comes to books, the GOP coalition remains deeply divided between lovers of the Farmer’s Almanac and those who prefer The Old Farmer’s Almanac.