President Donald Trump’s 2020 success among working-class voters prompted wide-ranging discussion of the Republican Party’s future. The inroads Trump made with an expanding group of multi-ethnic blue-collar voters was punctuated by President-elect Joe Biden’s poor performance in working-class counties, suggesting the Democrats have lost the working class.
Out of 265 counties with predominantly blue-collar workforces, Biden won 15 of them, according to the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group (EIG). Blue-collar workers composed 23% of the workforce in counties where Biden won. Meanwhile, blue-collar workers made up 31% of the average labor force in counties that pulled for Trump.