Monday, September 30, 2019

Comparing Wisconsin voter turnout in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections (the snookered counties edition)

The top 10 Wisconsin counties that went gaga over Trump in 2016.  Part 3 of a series.

The following table is based on the sum of the percentage increase in Republican votes (2012-2016) and the percentage decrease in Democratic votes (2012-2016).

Source:  Wikipedia (individual county entries) 

Trump's Wisconsin margin of victory over Clinton:  22,748. 

Trump's margin of victory over Clinton in 10 gaga counties:  32,157.  

Demographic information from U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

Related reading:
The Heartland Is Moving in Different Directions.  The Midwest remains undecided, but conflicting trends point alternately toward victory for Trump or his eventual opponent.  (The New York Times, 7/31/2019)
The Democrats’ ability to wrest back Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa faces a steep hurdle. The population of the Rust Belt is aging at a much faster pace than the rest of the country. Exit polls show that people over the age of 50 put Donald Trump in the White House, and the Midwest has them in droves.

Less gaga, more nausea?

Related posts:
Wisconsin, Milwaukee County.  (9/24/2019)
WOW counties.  (9/25/2019)

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