Admit It, You Are Secretly Voting for Donald Trump? Right?
Stealth voters and secret ballots: when honesty and social desirability collide
“You are enjoying lighthearted conversation at a party when suddenly the topic turns to politics. Immediately, tempers flare as your previously cordial conversation partners become red faced as they passionately denounce Trump´s latest gaffes and controversial statements. You are a Trump supporter. Do you speak up in his defense—no doubt bringing the camaraderie to a hard stop like a needle scratching to a halt on a record? Or do you remain silent? Research indicates that most people will choose the latter. Motivated to maintain social desirability, many Trump supporters are in the closet. There they will remain, until they quietly cast their vote in November—for the Republican Nominee.“ - Wendy L. Patrick