In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump won Wisconsin with 47.22% of the vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 46.45%. Trump’s win in Wisconsin by less than a percentage point broke the streak for Democratic presidential nominees — they had won the seven elections before 2016. Close races are typical in the Badger State. Al Gore won in 2000 by a margin of only 0.2 percentage point, or about 5,700 votes. In 2004, Wisconsin had the smallest margin of victory of any state. Kerry won that year with a margin of only 0.38%. Democrats receive their largest base of support from historically blue-collar Milwaukee and the capital of Madison. The GOP base is found in the more affluent northern and western suburbs of Milwaukee, as well as in a few of the more lightly populated counties of central Wisconsin. The biggest battleground is usually in the suburbs located south of Milwaukee. The area has historically had a strong working class union presence, but in recent years has become home to more affluent, white collar voters. Two other battlegrounds are La Crosse and Eau Claire in the west. The stateLegislature is controlled by Republicans, while Democrats hold the governor’s office. The state’s congressional delegation is nearly evenly split between the parties.