Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016

In 2016, Donald Trump captured 68 percent of the vote in West Virginia, a state hit hard by opioid overdoses.

Counties with higher rates of opioid use skewed heavily Republican in the 2016 election. What role did the opioid epidemic play in President Trump’s victory?

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