Are these the results of a candidate so widely hated?

We thought we’d take a look at the % change in actual raw vote numbers for Trump in 2020 vs 2016. With the exception of three states, Trump increased his vote tally in the remainder. Who knew that 52.6% more Hawaiians backed the Republican? Surely if Trump was as divisive as made out, the more Democrat leaning states should have punished him at the polls with negative growth in total votes. Even in the swing states, Trump was powering ahead of the 2016 result. While Trump may still end up losing the election (as called by the electoral college, not the TV networks), we don’t believe that these numbers reflect a candidate that was anywhere near as widely hated as the media narrative painted it for over 4 years. Quite the contrary at the coal face. How ironic that the Republicans are now the party of the forgotten working class and the Democrats the party of elites, academics and the wealthy.