One of the hallmarks of America’s presidential campaigns is candidates crisscrossing the country and pledging to compete for every vote. Those who have already announced they’re running (a baker’s dozen on the Republican side) are sticking to this formula. But given the structure of America’s Electoral College, the 2016 race is likely to hinge on voters in a handful of key battleground states. So a fundamental question for this campaign is, what do swing-state voters want? A new survey recently released by the Economic Innovation Group (for which one of us serves on the Economic Advisory Board) offers some bracing answers.

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