President Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wis., Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the surface, the economy appears to have created a favorable picture for President Donald Trump a year ahead of the 2020 elections.
But a closer look at key battleground states could spell trouble for the candidate, whose populist economic proposals have long been central to his campaign platform.
Amid trade tensions, growth and hiring have appeared increasingly uneven across the country.
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On the surface, the economy appears to have created a favorable picture for President Donald Trump a year ahead of the 2020 elections. But a closer look at growth and hiring could spell trouble for the candidate, whose populist economic proposals have long been central to his campaign platform.

The longest expansion on record has held up better than expected this year, but a trade dispute with China has caused pain for industries in states crucial to his reelection. While the economy plays a central role in presidential votes across the country, research suggests it has a more significant impact in political battlegrounds.

“There is evidence that the trade war is negatively affecting growth, especially in manufacturing, and that would certainly hurt Trump,” said Gregory Wawro, a political …read more


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