Those high in factual political knowledge were more likely to vote for the candidate that matched their issue positions (e.g., 78% of low-information voters who opposed Obamacare voted for Trump, compared to 89% of high-information voters who opposed Obamacare). Smallest
What people know about politics matters… more politically-informed people were more likely to vote, to be “very” interested in the campaign, and to “always” pay attention to politics than less politically-informed people.
The leaners – those who say they’re Independents but then say they “lean” towards a party – again turned out to be more reliable partisans than those who said they were Democrats/Republicans but only had a weak identity. See more