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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:58 AM

Strong Support Here Helped Trump Win Pennsylvania in 2016. 2020 Could Be Different.

ALTOONA, Pa. — President Trump’s road to re-election runs through places like Altoona, with its deep working-class roots, conservative social values and nearly all-white population. But it is not a straight line.

He won about 70 percent of the vote in Blair County, where Altoona is the largest city, in 2016, and that support was an integral part of why Mr. Trump defied forecasts and carried Pennsylvania, a state that will again be critical to his chances in 2020, by about 44,000 votes.

Altoona’s voters have now had more than two years to assess whether Mr. Trump has honored his campaign commitments and whether they will support him again so enthusiastically. Their answer, judging from interviews with more than two dozen voters, is complicated, not the black and white narrative that either Mr. Trump’s supporters or his critics might assume.

Most of his supporters say they will stick with him, citing his blunt style, which some of them see as a form of entertainment, as well as a strong economy. But not all of them.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/politics/trump-pennsylvania.html

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Reply Strong Support Here Helped Trump Win Pennsylvania in 2016. 2020 Could Be Different. (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2019 OP
riversedge Apr 2019 #1
Midnight Writer Apr 2019 #2
MFM008 Apr 2019 #3
Butterflylady Apr 2019 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:09 AM

1. so the PA Trump idiots like to be entertained by Trump.

gawd, what a sick nation we have become.

.......Most of his supporters say they will stick with him, citing his blunt style, which some of them see as a form of entertainment, as well as a strong economy. But not all of them.

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:18 AM

2. I recall KellyAnne saying the second Hillary hugged JZ onstage she knew Trump won PA.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:58 AM

3. PA

WIll swing back to us in 2020.
WI and MI will to.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:07 AM

4. Absolutely

I've talked to several democrats that voted for Obama then voted orange face and now know they made a huge mistake.

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