More sparsely populated areas of the country form the heart of Trump Nation and continue to provide majority support for a president who has faced near-constant controversy and discord.
Even in areas of the country where Trump scored some of his biggest margins, he is a divisive figure — loved by his supporters but disliked by many who voted for Hillary Clinton.
He captured 79 percent of those rural voters who say that federal government efforts to improve people’s standard of living generally make things worse.
Infrastructure projects really draw support, with more than 9 in 10 responding positively to such initiatives, including 74 percent calling them “very important.” On most questions, rural voters who say these policies would help their communities were more likely to vote for Trump.
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted April 13-May 1 with a random national sample of 1,686 U.S. adults contacted on landline and cell phones.