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Some stats are in. 93% of the worst current covid counties (highest number of new cases per capita) went for Trump
Posted by: hal
Date: November 05, 2020 11:20PM
U.S. voters went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. But in places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support.

An Associated Press analysis reveals that in 376 counties with the highest number of new cases per capita, the overwhelming majority — 93% of those counties — went for Trump, a rate above other less severely hit areas.

Most were rural counties in Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin — the kinds of areas that often have lower rates of adherence to social distancing, mask-wearing and other public health measures, and have been a focal point for much of the latest surge in cases.

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Polling, too, shows voters who split on Republican Trump vs. Democrat Joe Biden differed on whether the pandemic is under control.

Thirty-six percent of Trump voters described the pandemic as completely or mostly under control, and another 47% said it was somewhat under control, according to AP VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 110,000 voters conducted for the AP by NORC at the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, 82% of Biden voters said the pandemic is not at all under control.


[apnews.com]
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Re: Some stats are in. 93% of the worst current covid counties (highest number of new cases per capita) went for Trump
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 05, 2020 11:24PM
Had those numbers arrived 5 or 6 weeks earlier, they would have produced different vote totals.
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Re: Some stats are in. 93% of the worst current covid counties (highest number of new cases per capita) went for Trump
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 06, 2020 01:41AM
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RgrF
Had those numbers arrived 5 or 6 weeks earlier, they would have produced different vote totals.

I doubt it. People made up their minds months ago. Now if COVID45 had declined, then the president would have sailed to an easy re-election.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Some stats are in. 93% of the worst current covid counties (highest number of new cases per capita) went for Trump
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 06, 2020 07:31AM
Makes sense. Voting against their own interest is in their own interest.
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