The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election. (The Hill, 9/4/2019)
First of all, Tim Pawlenty is disconnected from reality.
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The GOP forfeited the House in 2018, largely after losing suburban women voters, a key voting bloc that turns out at the polls but with whom Trump has proved particularly unpopular since becoming president."Increasing support from suburban women?" That's a nonstarter, Tim.
Fast-growing Washington County, located just east of Ramsey and Hennepin counties, is part of the Twin Cities metro area.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
- 42.3% - Washington County
- 34.8% - Minnesota
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 15.0% - Washington County
- 15.9% - Minnesota
- 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 4.2% - Washington County
- 9.5% - Minnesota
- 11.6% - U.S.
Not Trump's America.
Presidential elections are generally close contests here, and GOP voters, it appears, are discriminating. Trump received 4,703 fewer voter than Romney in 2012, a drop of nearly 4 percentage points. Clinton also underperformed but still beat Trump by 2,558 votes.
3rd-party candidates received 27% of vote in 1992, 13.3% of vote in 1996, 8.8% in 2016
(George Wallace received 5.5% of the vote in 1968.)
Retiring Guy's prediction: The backlash continues in Washington County.
Other "Which way you goin'" posts:
Sauk County, Wisconsin. (9/5/2019)