Yeah, the last actual "compassionate conservative" I remember in the States was Jack Kemp. That was quite a while ago, it's almost nonexistent today. Recently, when they controlled the House they needed a lot of pushing just to fund the CHIP program. Things Trump and other conservatives say about Muslims are things GW Bush warned may happen and we should guard against. When the tax cut passed Paul Ryan claimed The way to balance this was "entitlement reform" and voters would have to be pretty foolish to not know what that means. The ACA "hurt" red states because Republican governors turned down The optional Medicaid expansion. Compassionate conservatism died with the advent of the Tea Party and The Freedom Caucus. The actual voters may have compassion but they continue to vote for politicians with none. That just comes back to my point that the voters often have a single issue, maybe a couple, that draws them in and gets them to vote against programs they personally benefit from.