Chester County the Poster Child for Partisanship; We Either Love or Hate President Trump

There’s very little middle ground in Chester County. Politically, about half the county loves President Trump and almost half has protested against him.

In Chester County, you’re either a Trump promoter or a Trump protester.

That’s the latest political analysis from a nationwide Brown University poll that found 49 percent of Chester County voters think Trump is doing “an excellent or good job,” while 44 percent have participated in a protest, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Thomas Fitzgerald.

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“Chester County is our poster child for partisanship,” said Brown’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy Director Jim Morone. “It’s the only place we found where Trump is polling better than his vote results, and yet there is a large number of people who really, really don’t like him.”

Pollsters picked Chester County to represent wealthy exurban America and questioned 555 residents earlier this month.

Despite controversial and often polarizing policies, Trump has actually gained support since he won 42.5 percent of the vote in Chester County on Election Day.

Read more about the Trump poll and polarized Chester County in the Philadelphia Inquirer here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of the president here.


Top photo credit: Gage Skidmore Donald Trump via photopin (license)

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