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Stop blaming the rise of populism on economic angst

It’s the economy, stupid – or is it? Image: REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker

Glen O’Hara
Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Oxford Brookes University
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Map of US election results
Results as of 17 November 2016. Image: Politico
Jay Mears, (L),  a supporter of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States, chats with passing protesters at a demonstration at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Sears - RTX2U1K8
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 Chart showing what voters thought of Hillary Clinton in 2014.
Even back in 2014, voters had doubts about Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness. A long and bitter campaign didn’t help.
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