Why Trump Won: Working-Class Whites

Donald J. Trump won the presidency by riding an enormous wave of support among white working-class voters. It was a possibility that had looked highly unlikely. Hillary Clinton led in nearly every national poll – and in other surveys in the states worth the requisite 270 electoral votes.

How Clinton lost

Hillary Clinton just couldn’t hold onto the Obama coalition. And that proved to be a large part of her undoing. African-American, Latino and younger voters failed to show up at the polls in sufficient numbers Tuesday to propel Clinton into the White House.

Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. 8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.



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