Map source: County maps of Texas
Reported in The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election. (The Hill, 9/4/2019)
Source: Wikipedia (Tarrant County)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 31.1% - Tarrant County
- 28.7% - Texas
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 12.6% - Tarrant County
- 11.3% - Texas
- 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 22.6% - Tarrant County
- 14.7% - Texas
- 11.6% - U.S.
Not Trump's America.
Discounting Texan Ross Perot's 1992 juggernaut and his weak 1996 encore, Trump received the lowest percentage of votes since Gerald Ford in 1976 -- 5.4 percentage points lower than Mitt Romney in 2012. In addition, Clinton improved on Obama's 2012 performance.
3rd-party candidates received 28% of vote in 1992, 7.5% of vote in 1996, 5.1% in 2016
(George Wallace received 15.3% of the vote in 1968.)
Retiring Guy's prediction: It's just a matter of time before Democrats win this county, though 2020 might be too early to bet on with confidence.
Other "Which way you goin'" posts:
Sauk County, Wisconsin. (9/5/2019)
Washington County, Minnesota. (9/6/2019)