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.
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.
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.