Voter anger explained in one chart

By the Brookings Institution

Mar 22, 2016

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That a lot of voters are angry this year is a truism. What's less clear is the source of the anger.

Stagnant wages and the shrinkage of the middle class are cited as primary sources, but the Rust Belt geography of the nation’s anger suggests another, perhaps deeper, explanation for the populist rage that has driven Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders victories in primaries.

Take a look at this chart (source: Brookings analysis of Moody's Analytics data):

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