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How Democrats slowly turned their backs on rural America

Posted on AllSides December 17th, 2016
From The Center

There are no shortage of ways to sum up the disappointment that was 2016 for the Democrats.

Just looking at the presidential election, there are the obvious concerns, such as the loss of Rust Belt states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. And then there are the more nuanced signs of trouble, such as the collapse of support among rural Americans, whom Democrats lost by eight points in 2008 and by 28 this year.

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