Counties that flipped from Obama to Trump in 2016 still lag behind the rest of the country economically, according to a new study
Via: krishna • 4 weeks ago • 29 comments
The gap has only grown since 2016.
President Donald Trump in Green Bay, Wisconsin. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
- Counties that voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 but flipped to President Donald Trump in 2016 still lag behind the rest of the country in several key economic indicators, a new study found.
- Most of these counties are concentrated in the upper Midwest.
- The study found that flipped counties currently experience slower growth both in employment rates and in rates of new businesses creation compared to safe Democratic or Republican counties.
- The gap has only grown since 2016.
- Trump campaigned heavily on economic issues in those areas in 2016, making ambitious promises to bring back manufacturing and other jobs that were lost to offshoring or automation.