Understanding Iowa, Wisconsin Trump Voters

Iowa and Wisconsin were two states that shockingly went for Trump after strongly supporting Obama in two elections. It's important for reporters taking the nation's political pulse to keep their ear to the ground in the states that switched from Obama to Trump, and to listen with understanding if not empathy. These Iowans voted for … Continue reading Understanding Iowa, Wisconsin Trump Voters

Political Profiles of the States, Swing States and Tracking Polls

Ballotpedia has published political profiles of each state, courtesy of the Almanac of American Politics 2016. Reading these profiles are essential to fully understanding American politics. The largest states lean heavily toward one candidate: New York, Illinois (Chicago), the Northeast and the West coast states (California, Washington, Oregon) are generally considered Democratic or Clinton territory; … Continue reading Political Profiles of the States, Swing States and Tracking Polls