Trump won 209 counties that voted twice for Obama. New research shows that in about 75% of those counties, more businesses closed from 2010 to 2014 than opened. The key takeaway from the Economic Innovation Group:
EIG, which has researched places missing out on economic growth, also tracked Trump's success in rural counties.
Our thought bubble: This data supports the narrative that Trump was elected by voters left behind by globalization and the economic recovery, and who backed him to upend the status quo.