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What do Trump’s economic promises to the manufacturing industry mean to voters in Erie, Pennsylvania?

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Manufacturing jobs in Erie have been declining since the ‘70s, and the county bet on Donald Trump to revive them — after voting for Obama twice. One small business owner says, “We’ve never seen anything like him before and I think that scares people, but I think the people who voted for him, they are hopeful.”

For more, explore the full “Betting on Trump” series from FRONTLINE, Marketplace and PBS NewsHour:
Betting on Trump: Coal (West Virginia)
Betting on Trump: Water (California’s Central Valley)


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