Fear, Anger, and Pride in America: Why Trump Will Be Reelected

Josh Gellers
6 min readFeb 16, 2020
Trump voters hold campaign signs that reflect their personal values. (Photo: Office of the President of the U.S.)

Back in 2004, I found myself perplexed by the results of the latest presidential election. I was sure that getting the United States into yet another war in Iraq and having an approval rating below 50% would spell certain doom for the incumbent candidate, President George W. Bush. If nothing else was certain, I knew Florida wouldn’t vote the same way it did in 2000, when the…

Josh Gellers

I’m an associate professor of political science, Fulbright scholar, and author. Follow me @JoshGellers or visit my website www.joshgellers.com.