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Door County Included in Election Battleground Survey

Door County is considered a battleground county in eight battleground states being tracked by a company called Axiom Strategies.

“These counties historically reflect statewide results, so monitoring them will be key in analyzing the 2016 presidential race,” Axiom says on its website, axiomstrategies.com.

Historically, Door County has voted Republican far more often than the rest of the state. There was no immediate response from Axiom when this was pointed out to them.

However, they have identified Door County as one of their battlefield counties, along with Jefferson County, Colo., Hillsborough County, Fla., Washoe County, Nev., Watauga County, N.C., Sandusky and Hamilton counties, Ohio, Luzerne and Northampton counties, Pa., and Loudon County, Va.

In a telephone survey of 437 likely Door County voters conducted Oct. 20-22, 41 percent of respondents said they are backing Trump, 48 percent are Clinton voters, six percent are backing Libertarian Gary Johnson, four percent were undecided and one percent are voting for someone else.

Of the people surveyed in Door County, 42 percent identified themselves as Republicans, 41 percent as Democrats and 17 percent as nonpartisan. Fifty-two percent of the respondents were female. Six percent of respondents were age 18-29, eight percent were 30-39, 10 percent were 40-49, 49 percent were 50-69 and 27 percent were 70-plus.

Based on those responses, Axiom gives Clinton a seven-point edge in Door County on her Republican opponent.

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