Yes, I used the wrong word there- I should have said inequality not poverty. Disillusionment among the middle and working class doesn’t spout from absolute poverty, but rather from inequality- essentially the fact that 3 men in America- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos have more money combined than the bottom 50% of Americans. A classical progressive may be all well and good, but as Obama (amazing as he is) proved, they will do very little to lower this divide. I think the reason people voted Trump is because he does rage against the very richest (people are very good at overlooking the fact he’s one of them) but he rages against them for there generally socially liberal stances (and yes I do know there are many millionaires and billionaires who have exceedingly reactionary positions), on things such as foreign aid, gay rights, immigration and abortion. Sanders is a good candidate, because while he fully supports all the socially liberal stances but also acknowledges that wealth inequality is a massive problem.