Trump fans may be in more than just financial pain: study
It's well known that Donald Trump supporters tend to come from areas suffering financial hardship, but research shows they may be in physical pain as well.
US data reveal that counties where a high proportion of residents voted for Trump during the 2016 presidential elections also have high rates of opioid use.
In areas with an above-average rate of opioid prescriptions in 2015, almost 60% of voters supported Trump compared with 39% of voters in counties with a below-average prescribing rate, the study shows.
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