How Trump won, in two dimensions

A study shows the 2016 electorate was more socially than economically conservative.

The crucial differences between the two parties came down to social concerns, including pride in America, immigration, and especially moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The social-conservative awakening that helped elect Mr. Trump came when voters recognized that the liberal agenda amounted to something more than a shield to protect sexual minorities. It was also a sword to be used against social conservatives. 

Full Wall Street Journal Op-Ed from F.H. Buckley here.