Democrats in 2020 face challenge in Wisconsin: the economy

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — The economy already is at the center of the 2020 fight for president, particularly in Midwestern states that supported Donald Trump in 2016 and that Democrats are determined to recapture next year.

But Democrats’ challenge may be especially difficult in Wisconsin, a toss-up state that has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Trump boasted of the job numbers during a rally in Green Bay last month, also noting the U.S. economy’s better-than-expected 3.2% growth in the first quarter. Nationally, unemployment is at 3.6% — a 50-year low. Wisconsin’s is 2.9%.

Democrats insist that Wisconsin families should still be aggrieved: that they should be seeing more of the economy’s benefits, but wealthy people and corporations are taking too much.

How voters feel is the key question.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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