How Race, Gender, Class and Education Influenced the Presidential Election

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the election for President of the United States, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. For many social scientists, pollsters, and voters Trump’s win came as a shock. The number one trusted political data website FiveThirtyEight gave Trump less than a 30 percent chance of winning on the eve of the election. So how did he win? Who came out for the controversial Republican candidate?

In this slideshow, we take a look at the demographics behind Trump’s win using exit poll data from CNN, which draws on survey insights from 24,537 voters from across the nation to illustrate trends within the electorate.

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