Focus Newsletter Feeling forgotten, outstate voters show capacity to switch, teach lessons
January 17, 2017 • Vol. 2017 No. 1
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An unexpected electoral wave in the north and west led to a GOP presidential candidate winning the state for the first time in 32 years. Isolated and feeling ignored by a distant, central government, voters in these areas carried out their frustration on the Democratic candidate. Should concern for their rural roads and schools be neglected in Madison, will these same voters turn on state politicians, too?