Sunday, July 22, 2018

Greetings from Trump's America: Jasper County, Iowa, where farmers struggle to make ends meet even without the threat of tariffs

Iowa farmers' angst grows as tariffs mount. But many still back Trump and his allies ... for now.  (Des Moines Register, 7/20/2018)
U.S. soybean prices have dropped about 20 percent since March, when Trump first levied U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, prompting China and other countries to retaliate. 
Prices for pork, corn and other major Iowa farm goods have tumbled as well. 
"In the best of years, that would be the entire profit. ... And this is not the best of years" for profits, said Brad Davis, Gold-Eagle Cooperative's general manager. 
Iowa farm income already has fallen 70 percent since 2013.

Source:  Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Other Trump's America posts:
Autauga County.  (6/29/2017)
Bibb County.  (11/10/2017)
Covington County. (11/11/2017)
Dale County.  (12/12/2017)
Geneva County.  (11/11/2017)
Marion County.  (11/11/2017)

8th congressional district.  (4/25/2018)

Faulkner County.  (3/20/2018)
Mississippi County.  (3/19/2018)
Woodruff County.  (3/26/2018)

Mesa County.  (7/20/2017)
Shasta County.  (7/4/2017

Morgan County.  (4/25/2017)

Citrus County.  (3/5/2017)
DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)

Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Effingham County.  (2/15/2018)
Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
Jo Daviess County.  (5/13/2018)
Knox County.  (5/13/2018)
McHenry County.  (2/5/2017)
Perry County.  (5/8/2017)
Stephenson County.  (5/13/2018)
Whiteside County.  (5/13/2018)
16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

Granger.  (3/26/2017)
Hendricks County.  (10/1/2017)
Huntington County.  (4/27/2017)
Jefferson County.  (3/10/2018)
Posey County.  (10/21/2017)
Scott County,.  (10/21/2017)

Boone County.  (1/15/2017)
Cass County.  (4/3/2018)
Clinton County.   (10/15/2017)
Decatur County.  ( 7/5/2018)
Franklin County, (8/14/2017)
Hamilton County.  (4/2/2018)
Hardin County.  (4/2/2018)
Henry County.  (7/9/2018)
Lyon County.  (4/2/2018)
Marion County.  (5/23/2017)
Monticello.  (1/13/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties.  (2/7/2017)
Sioux County.  (2/22/2018)
Tama County.  (7/6/2018)
Union County.  (9/10/2017)
Washington County.  (4/2/2018)
Winnebago County. (12/17/2017)
Wright County.  (8/8/2017)

Clark County.  (3/21/2017)
Mitchell County.  (1/29/2017)
Sumner County.  (10/1/2017)

Bell County.  (6/4/2018)
Hancock County,.  (10/21/2017)
Jackson County.  (12/9/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties.  (2/17/2017)
Lee County.  (12/9/2017)
Letcher County.  (6/29/2017)
Martin County.  (3/22/2018)
Perry County.  (10/10/2017)
Rowan County.  (6/4/2018)

Calcasieu Parish,.  (5/22/2017)
St. Martin Parish.  (4/26/2017)

Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Macomb County.  (11/29/2017)
St. Joseph County.  (6/5/2017)

Chisago County.  (6/20/2018)
Itasca County.  (5/12/2018)
Lac qui Parle County.  (7/2/2017)
Mower County.  (5/12/2018)
Nobles County.  (1/26/2018)

Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

New Jersey
7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)

New York
UPDATE:  Essex County.  (11/29/2017)
Putnam County.  (2/27/2018)
19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

North Carolina
Robeson County.  (12/1/2017)
Union County.  (3/9/2017)

North Dakota
Sargent County.  (10/22/2017)

Adams County.  (12/9/2017)
Belmont County.  (7/17/2018)
Columbiana County,  (12/11/2017)
Defiance County.  (3/21/2017)
Highland County.   (3/19/2017)
Huron County.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/6/2017)
Lawrence County.  (2/25/2018)
Marion County.  (7/14/2018)
Morgan County.  (10/10/2017)
Shelby County.  (3/2/2018)
Trumbull County.  (4/3/2017)
Van Wert County.  (4/12/2017)
Wayne County.  (5/6/2018)
Williams County.  (3/21/2017)
Wyandot County.  (5/4/2018)

Bryan County.  (5/5/2017)
Nowata County.  (5/5/2018)

Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Dauphin County. (4/22/2017)
Erie County.  (9/2/2017)
Greene County.  (5/3/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County.  (1/14/2017)
Northampton County.  (7/20/2017)
Wayne County.  (3/1/2018)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

South Carolina
Spartanburg County.  (6/5/2017)

South Dakota
Lawrence County,.  (4/27/2017)

Campbell County.  (12/10/2017)
Marion County.  (4/1/2017)
Maury County.  (10/31/2017)
Roane County.  (5/1/2018)
Union County.  (5/30/2017)

Gaines County.  (4/26/2017)
Shackelford County.  (2/26/2018)

Grays Harbor County.  (8/20/2017)

West Virginia
Berkeley County.  (3/25/2018)
Boone County.  (3/23/2018)
Cabell County.  (8/4/2017)
Fayette County.  (1/24/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/18/2017)
Marshall County.  (2/7/2018)
Mason County.  (12/16/2017)
McDowell County.  (7/10/2017)
Mingo County.  (3/25/2018)
Summers County.  (3/25/2018)
Wayne County.  (3/24/2018)

6th congressional district.  (1/27/2018)
Adams County.  (2/6/2017)
Buffalo County.  (3/19/2017)
Burnett County.  (2/24/2018)
Clark County,.  (3/19/2017)
Crawford County.  (5/14/2018)
Fond du Lac County.  (3/7/2018)
Grant County.  (5/16/2018)
Green Lake County.  (1/26/2018)
Jackson County.  (3/8/2018)
Johnson Creek.  (1/21/2017)
Juneau County.  (2/23/2017)
Lafayette County.  (5/16/2018)
Manitowoc County.  (8/10/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/8/2018)
Oneida County.  (4/24/2017)
Pepin County.  (12/21/2017)
Price County.  (10/21/2017)
Richland County.  (11/10/2017)
Sauk County.  (5/14/2018)
Sawyer County.  (3/20/2017)
Taylor County.  (3/19/2017)
Vernon County.  (5/14/2018)
Waushara County.  (2/6/2017)
Winnebago County.  (11/27/2017)
Wood County.  (3/8/2018)

Marquette Law School poll; The demographics of Scottt Walker support

Walker's gender gap is not as stark as Trump's.

As with Trump, Walker's biggest fan base is among older Baby Boomers and younger Gen-Xers.

Those who attended but didn 't finish college or earned an associate degree are more likely to have a favorable view of Walker.

The higher the income, the more favorable the view.

Geographically, Walker's biggest fan base lives in the collar counties of Milwaukee.

Marquette Law School poll UPDATE: The Wisconsin demographics of Trump's base

Overwhelming male.  There is a sizable gender gap.

Higher level of income

Rural and collar-county suburban

Not as lily white as you might think.

Among age groups, younger Baby Boomers and older Gen-Xers give Trump the highest marks.

Those with the least and most education share an antipathy towards Trump. 

3/14/2018 update, "The Trumpness of older white conservative males in Wisconsin", starts here.

As Trump's ratings with Wisconsin men rise, gender gap becomes massive.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/13/2018)
Compared to the last time Marquette polled in Wisconsin — June 2017 — Trump’s net approval is down 8 points among women but up 14 points among men. “In this case, it looks like more of the change (in the gender gap) is being driven by men becoming favorable to Trump” than by women becoming more negative, said Marquette pollster Charles Franklin.

Percentage of total respondents by age:
  • 21.5% -  18 to 29
  • 23.4 % - 30 to 44
  • 31.9% -  45 to 64
  • 28.0% - 65 and older

3/6/2018 update, "Donald Trump and Scott Walker approval/disapproval ratings by age group".

30-44:  Younger Gen X-ers, older Millennials, or a combination of the 2?

Source:  Marquette University Law School poll

Oldsters love Walker most of all.

Original 3/5/2018 post, " Donald Trump and Scott Walker approval/disapproval ratings by geographic region", starts here.

A sign that Scott Walker is in trouble?

While Donald Trump's favorability rating in the 'rest of state' is 8 percentage points higher than his unfavorables (52% vs. 44%), Scott Walker is underwater in this category -- 44% favorable, 48% unfavorable.

Looks like somebody's getting desperate!