a-that-that-there-had-been-hard-economic-times-in-small-towns….And-its-not-surprising-then-they-get-bitter-they-cling-to-guns-or-religion-or-antipathy-to-people-who-arent-like-them-or-anti-immigrant-sentiment-or-anti-trade-sentiment-as-a-way-to-explain-their-frustrations.-There-is-no-way-to-determine-if-Obamas-small-town-comment-affected-the-vote-but-a-Yonder-analysis-finds-that-Clinton-did-particularly-well-in-rural-and-exurban-counties-that-had-low-household-family-incomes.-The-New-York-senator-won-about-70-percent-of-the-votes-in-rural-and-exurban-counties-where-the-median-county-income-was-below-the-national-county-median.-In-counties-that-had-incomes-above-the-national-median-however-Clinton-won-61-percent-of-the-vote-—-still-an-overwhelming-number-but-below-her-average-for-all-rural-communities.-There-were-very-few-counties-where-the-vote-between-Obama-and-Clinton-was-close.-The-state-was-geographically-polarized-as-most-counties-were-either-overwhelmingly-for-one-or-the-other-Democratic-contenders.-In-53-of-Pennsylvanias-67-counties-there-was-more-than-a-20-percentage-point-difference-between-the-two-candidates.-In-only-one-county-—-Montgomery-a-suburban-county-northeast-of-Philadelphia-—-were-the-two-candidates-within-five-points-of-one-another.-Nearly-60-percent-of-Pennsylvanias-Democratic-voters-lived-in-counties-where-Obama-and-Clinton-were-separated-by-more-than-20-percentage-points.-In-comparison-49-percent-of-voters-nationally-lived-in-a-landslide-county-in-the-2004-contest-between-George-Bush-and-John-Kerry.-The-campaign-moves-on-to-North-Carolina-and-Indiana-and-the-pattern-remains-much-the-same.-Bill-Clinton-has-already-announced-stops-in-the-small-towns-of-Lexington-and-Burlington-North-Carolina

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