Survey taken before election shows how Trump supporters’ outlook on the future propelled him to victory

Survey taken before election shows how Trump supporters' outlook on the future propelled him to victory One of the main narratives that Democratic leaders and pundits have used to explain Hillary Clinton ‘s shocking defeat is that President-elect Donald Trump tapped into the belief many Americans have that life isn’t as good as it used to be. Trump’s campaign slogan, repeated countless times in the last year and a half, was to “make America great again,” suggesting that the nation has lost the greatness it once had. Related: Trump’s life leading up to the election A Pew Research Center survey of 2,010 Americans taken in August reveals just how far Trump supporters think their country has fallen: While 59% of Clinton supporters said life in the US was better today than it was 50 years ago, 81% of Trump supporters said it was worse

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