Voting in opposition to one’s own best interest

Fascinating Statistic

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Seventy percent of the ten highest GDP States per capita voted for Clinton in the past General Election, while 80% of the ten lowest GDP States per capita voted for Trump. Even more dramatic was that these percentages in both segments, increased to 90+% when the metric was “median household income”.

So another way of referring to this consideration is to say the programs initiated by Democrats like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Unemployment Insurance, and HeadStart that primarily benefit low-income Americans the most, are constant targets of Republicans and are supported in their opposition by those who are most often the recipients of those benefits.

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