Part 2 of a series
Source: @JMilesColeman (Twitter)
Why it will be hard for Trump to win Wisconsin again. (Politico, 9/18/2019)
“It isn’t that the Republican Party is withering away in the WOW counties; it was that they weren’t particularly thrilled with Trump and they showed it by not voting for him,” said Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School poll. “Trump still struggles to get more than 40 percent approval, even in the WOW counties. It really is an open question about whether Republicans have come back to him here.”
Let's take a look at the numbers.
In Waukesha County, Trump received 20,255 fewer votes in 2016 than Romney did in 2012 -- a drop of more than 12%. On the other hand, Clinton received 575 more votes than Obama.
Percentage-wise, Trump fared worse in Ozaukee County, where he received 5,613 fewer votes in 2016 than Romney did in 2012 -- a drop of 15.6%. Meanwhile, Clinton improved on Obama's vote tally by 5.5%.
Even in Washington County, Wisconsin's reddest of red, Trump received 3,025 fewer votes in 2016 than Romney did in 2012 -- a drop of 5.5%. Clinton, however, was unable to make any Democratic headway here.
Clearly, the WOW counties are red, but not totally into that Trump's America thing. This will again be a factor in the 2020 presidential election.
% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
- 42.9% - Waukesha County
- 47.7% - Ozaukee County
- 29.7% - Washington County
- 29.0% - Wisconsin
- 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
- 18.7% - Waukesha County
- 19.7% - Ozaukee County
- 18.0% - Washington County
- 16.0% - Wisconsin
- 17.0% - U.S.
Median household income:
- $81,140 - Waukesha County
- $80,256 - Ozaukee County
- $73,021 - Washington County
- $56,759 - Wisconsin
- $57,652 - U.S.
Next up: Wisconsin's top 10 Trump's America counties.
Wisconsin, Milwaukee County. (9/24/2019)
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Red but not totally into that Trump's America thing.