Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Based on Grinnell College national poll, Donald Trump is not well-positioned to win a second term

Trump's political risk spreads to small-town America, poll finds.  (SFGate, 12/3/2018)
Trump's weak support everywhere outside of purely rural areas could foreshadow trouble for his re-election prospects in states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. He narrowly won all three in 2016, but Democrats scored major victories in House, Senate and governors' races in those states last month. 
"Those who live in towns act much more like those who live in cities and suburbs than they do rural residents," Iowa-based pollster J. Ann Selzer said. "They are less likely than their rural counterparts to approve of or feel favorable toward the president. That lack of support extends beyond Trump to the Republican Party overall, which should raise concerns for the GOP."

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