Trump won in the places that are losing jobs. Clinton won in the places that are gaining jobs.
from the study:
“Donald Trump dominated in Opportunity-Falling America. If the 2016 election were held only in the 2,109 counties that lost businesses, Trump would have won by 3.5 million votes, 53.0-47.0%, and by an Electoral College landslide of 343-195.
Hillary Clinton dominated in Opportunity-Rising America. If the race were held only in the 1,029 counties that gained businesses, Clinton would have won by a commanding 6.4 million votes, 54.6-45.4%, and by a solid Electoral College margin of 286-252.
This electoral opportunity gap appears to be new. “