From Selena Zito in the Washington Examiner, Voters stood up to the culture and declared their center-right values:
For a brief moment as a reporter, I struggled with lining up what the data was telling me. It conflicted with what my reporting was telling me, conflicted with what voters were telling me, and conflicted with what cultural cues were telling me. So I went back out in search of that blue wave in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
It turns out that the only place that blue wave existed was on Twitter or in a poll — never once in an experience or an interview.
Traditionally, a president, whether they are center-right or center-left, pushes the country in the opposite direction. President Barack Obama pushed the country right three times, in 2010, 2014, and 2016, in reaction to his policies. President George W. Bush pushed the country left in 2006 and 2008. President Bill Clinton pushed the country right in 1994.
While Trump pushed the country slightly center-left in the 2018 midterm elections, his policies (tax cut, trade deal, deregulation) and the Left’s insane pressure on our culture both pushed the country firmly back to center-right.
When the map does not match the territory- change the map. She used the same reality base reporting to explain the Trump victory in 2016 in The Great Revolt.