Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Huge regional divide over Trump among GOP voters in Wisconsin"

From JSOnline:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered at Fountain Park during a campaign rally on March 19. Credit: Getty Images

By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel

"Donald Trump has inspired a gaping regional divide among Republican voters in Wisconsin, reflecting many of the fault lines plaguing the GOP today.

"In an upside-down version of a traditional campaign, the Republican front-runner is immensely unpopular in the reddest part of the state — the outer suburbs and exurbs that ring Milwaukee.

"These are the party’s bedrock counties: Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee. They typically dictate the outcome of GOP primaries like the one Wisconsin will hold for president April 5. And in fall elections, they’re arguably the best-performing Republican counties in America.

"But GOP voters in these counties dislike Trump by a very large margin. In extensive polling by the Marquette University Law School, 25% view him positively and 64% view him negatively, for a 'net favorability' — in his own party — of 'minus 39.'

"The picture is dramatically different at the other end of the state, in the small cities, towns and countryside of northern and western Wisconsin.

"Here Trump’s favorability score is 'plus 21' among Republicans: 53% view him positively and 32% view him negatively.

"This geographic chasm reflects some of the key voting patterns seen in other states this year, including Trump’s strength in struggling white communities and his appeal to blue-collar Republicans."

Read more:  http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/372741131.html

Trump's a dick.

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