The unhappy states of Donald Trump

angry trumpAn interesting correlation here, comparing WalletHub’s “happiness ratings” with the results of the 2016 election.

Every one of the 10 unhappiest states voted for Trump, often with numbers approaching a landslide. The most unhappy states (Oklahoma, West Virginia) were also the strongest for Trump.

Among the top 10 states rated happiest, only two gave Trump a majority of their votes, although for various reasons, he did win 5 of them while getting less than 50% backing.

You can argue with WalletHub’s methodology.  The relevant page is here. But it does seem that Trump and misery keep steady company.

 

Happiness rank State Winner Trump’s share
41 Alaska Trump 51%
42 Tennessee Trump 61%
43 Missouri Trump 57%
44 Kentucky Trump 62%
45 Mississippi Trump 58%
46 Arkansas Trump 61%
47 Alabama Trump 62%
48 Louisiana Trump 58%
49 Oklahoma Trump 65%
50 West Virginia Trump 68%
1 Minnesota Clinton 45%
2 Utah Trump 45%
3 Hawaii Clinton 30%
4 California Clinton 31%
5 Nebraska Trump 58%
6 New Jersey Clinton 41%
7 South Dakota Trump 62%
8 Iowa Trump 51%
9 Wisconsin Trump 47%
10 New Hampshire Clinton 46%