How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election / How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

How Trump’s Rust Belt Voters Have Changed Since the Election

By Esmé E. Deprez Esmé E. Deprez , Jeff Green Jeff Green , Mark Niquette Mark Niquette and Elise Young Elise Young

4
states that swung the election

8
voters

6
months tracked

In the aftermath of November’s election, there was the sense in many East Coast circles that it wouldn’t take long for the voters of Middle America to regret their decision to put Donald Trump in the White House. Seven months later, we’ve found few signs of such remorse. We’ve been tracking a group of Trump supporters from the four key Heartland states that helped swing the election: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. True, there has been slippage in support for him in some cases, but what comes through clearly is that the emotional bond between the firebrand politician and his base remains very strong. Here they are–eight portraits in all–in their own words.