How Donald Trump Won. Breaking Down The Votes – sciBRIGHT Politics


Whether you are a Trump supporter, or a Clinton
supporter – the result of that election was very surprising. Just three days before the election, the Huffington
Post had put Trump’s odds of winning at 2 percent, the New York Times at 15 percent,
there were not many people who had the odds in Trump’s favour. The media and political analysts got it terribly
wrong, that’s quite clear and they are even admitting that. The map needs to be rewritten, previous elections
data is no longer reliable – no one had any idea how deep the divisions in the United
States were and it has shocked a lot of people. Everyone is throwing insults from both camps
at each other, but no one is sitting down to understand just why Donald Trump won, breakdown
where his votes came from and what this suggests about the American people, the factions and
the countries future. Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, it’s
worth to see just why he won, as it says a lot about the state of America right now. Woman were thought to be extremely likely
to vote for Clinton over Trump, based on Trump’s past problems with women which has been all
through the media recently. It was predicted there would be an overwhelming
divide between men and woman’s support for the candidates, but Clinton didn’t do anywhere
close to what was expected – with Trump winning 42 percent of the female vote and
Clinton winning 54 percent. Comparing to the 2012 Election, the numbers
really were not that different, which is partly surprising for the first female presidential
candidate. In the last election Obama got 55 percent
of the female vote and Romney received 44 percent. Considering 70 percent of voters said that
Trump’s treatment of women bothered them, it appears that wasn’t enough for them to
vote for her. Trump’s support also was overwhelmingly
white compared to Black, Latino, Asian or other races, with Hillary actually winning
80 percent points more than Trump in Black votes, but Hillary did lose 7 percent points
with Black votes compared to Obama’s first term election results. With the race vote though, it is interesting
to compare just how little the Republican vote didn’t change from 2012 to 2016, compared
to the Democrats who lost a lot of votes to the third parties. Trump’s biggest loss when compared to Romney
was with White and Other, with him losing 1 percent with both. Clinton lost all around the board, losing
up to 8 percent of votes with Asian voters. Compared to Obama, Clinton lost all around
the board, while overall Trump gained. There was a worse-than-expected showing from
African American’s and young voters who helped lift Obama to victory in 2008 and 2012
– and considering Clinton had more supporters from both camps, this could have been a helping
factor for why Trump ultimately became president. Voters wanting change is also another major
drive for why Trump made it into office. Nearly four in ten voters in Florida wanted
to elect a president who would bring serious change, which was a contributing factor which
helped Trump get over the line to win Florida. 83 percent of those who thought the most important
candidate quality was “can bring needed change” voted for Donald Trump. 62% of voters said that the country was seriously
off track, with 69 percent of those voting for Trump and 46 percent of people were dissatisfied
with how the federal government is working – a lot of people wanted change and saw
Trump to be that. Trump took out small cities or rural areas
by a large margin, also having a slight lead in those who live in suburbs who make up a
large number of people in America. Hillary had a decent lead in those who live
in cities with 50,000 people or more, but the suburbs are home to a lot more voters
in America which ultimately helped Trump out. Another major helping factor was Trump’s
strength on those who don’t identify with either party. Considering independents made up 31% of 2016
voters, this is a lot of votes, and Trump managed to win 47% of these compared to Clinton
winning 42%. This one simple graphic shows how bad this
election was. 41% of people said that they strongly favour
their candidate, 32% of people say they liked their candidate but had reservations and 25%
only voted because they disliked the other candidate. With over 324 million people in the United
States, it seems apparent that a large number felt as though they were voting for the best
of two evils. When you have 63% of voters saying that Donald
Trump doesn’t have the temperament to serve effectively as president, 61% of people saying
that Hillary Clinton isn’t honest and trustworthy, and 63 percent of people saying that Donald
Trump isn’t honest and trustworthy, America seems to be picking from two bad Apple’s. Hopefully no matter what side you are on,
you can now see what was behind America’s decision. It will be interesting to see who the democratic
party puts up for the next election, but I’m sure they will be spending a lot of time wondering
how they lost an election which most analysts thought they had in the bag. We can only wait and see what happens, but
America is divided right in the middle and there are a lot of people who were unhappy
with the current political establishment, and want a change. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe.

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