Donald Trump supporters are mad as hell about jobs, wages and the direction of the U.S. economy.
But that anger may not be enough let him clinch Wisconsin's GOP primary on Tuesday.
The billionaire front-runner faces one of his biggest tests yet, as GOP leaders in the Badger State have aligned against him. So far, his march toward the GOP presidential nomination has been propelled largely by voters discontent with slow wage growth, limited job prospects and the lackluster U.S. economy.
Though Wisconsin's jobless rate has fallen to 4.6 percent, comfortably below the national average, the state is still feeling the lingering effects of the Great Recession, an issue that has come to dominate the 2016 presidential campaign.
"Really, 2015 was probably the first year since 2008 that we felt good that it actually started to feel better," said economist Logan Kelly, director of Center for Economic Research at the University of Wisconsin.
But that recovery has been very uneven across Wisconsin, said Logan. Much of the fastest growth has come in counties in Wisconsin's south and east. In Dane County, home of Madison, the state's second-largest city, strong job growth has pushed the jobless rate down to 3.5 percent.
On the other hand, counties in Wisconsin's rural northwest are still struggling with jobless rates approaching 10 percent, levels not seen nationally since the depths of the recession.