Trump over performed the most in counties with the highest drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rates
Correlation is not causation, of course. But while the places with the biggest mortality problems are usually the places that have been hit hardest economically, Monnat points out in a footnote: “Even when using statistical models that include 14 demographic, economic, social, and health care factors, the drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rate remains a significant and positive predictor of Trump overperformance nationally.”Well of course. If one hates oneself & wishes to die, what better way to hurt oneself than voting for Trump?
And here's some trailer-park trash to illustrate.