The 2016 elections for the United States presidency was truly a nail-biter that went down to the wire to determine the winner. But in the end, Donald J. Trump seized electoral victory and has now become President-Elect Donald J. Trump.
Most people are baffled as to who would vote for a classist, racist, misogynist, xenophobic presidential candidate like Donald Trump, and why. Well, only an evaluation of national exit polls can give a clear picture to answer that question.
According to the National Election Pool Survey by Edison Research, Americans voted accordingly across the United States of America:
53% of men voted for Trump, and 54% of women voted for Hillary, exposing a gender gap indicating that the majority of men probably did not want to see a woman as president.
58% of Caucasians voted for Trump while 88% of Black, 65% of Latino, 65% of Asian, and 57% of other ethnic Americans voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. Hillary Clinton swept minority voters by a more than 2:1 margin.
59% of city areas voted for Hillary, while 50% of suburban areas and 62% of small city/rural areas voted for Trump.
52% of Americans with an income of less than $50,000 voted for Hillary, and 48% of Americans with an income of more than $50,000 voted for Trump.48% of Independents voted for Trump, while 47% of Independents voted for Hillary. Hillary Clinton lost the Independents’ vote by one percentage point.
51% of high school graduates and 52% of Americans with some college voted for Trump, while 49% of college graduates and 58% of post-graduates voted for Hillary.
And finally, 56% of millennials (ages 18-39) voted for Hillary and 52% of Baby Boomers (ages 40-65+) voted for Trump.
The national surveys show that Hillary Clinton was defeated mostly by a huge outpouring of angry, change-seeking, enthusiastic, rural, non-college educated, mid-income/job insecure, older Caucasian men and women throughout the country.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton were so detached from everyday American people, and millennials in particular, that they refused to recognize the mood of the American people against Establishment candidates and for wanting a change in politics. Unfortunately for the DNC and Hillary Clinton, the Republicans’ grass roots got it, and dragged their Republican party kicking and screaming along the way to victory into the White House.
From the Belly of the Beast, for Prison Radio, I am Shakaboona.