The national sources that weigh in with increasing regularity on whether President Donald Trump can win Wisconsin continue a drumbeat of reporting. Today, Politico wrote this lengthy piece, and did reach out to quite a few people in Wisconsin to support the analysis.
The piece, titled “Why it will be hard for Trump to win Wisconsin again” primarily focuses on Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties with this central point:
“Few expect the three key counties that surround the state’s largest city to vote Democratic next year. But they say the level of enthusiasm for Trump in Wisconsin’s so-called WOW counties — Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington — matters a great deal in a state where three of the last five presidential elections were decided by less than one percent.”
It’s written by Politico’s national correspondent Natasha Korecki, who is a Midwesterner, having previously worked as chief political writer at the Chicago Sun-Times. As she puts it in her subhead, “Milwaukee’s Republican suburbs have never really warmed up to the president. That could be a big problem.”