Mapping Gender, Race, and Education in the 2016 US Election

Clinton did not fare better than Obama did with women’s vote

Women supported Clinton over Trump by 54% to 42%. About the same as the Democratic advantage among women in 2012 (55% Obama vs. 44% Romney) and 2008 (56% Obama vs. 43% McCain).

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Clinton did not do better than Obama did with young voters

Clinton received a lower share of the vote among young voters (ages 18-29) than Obama received in 2012 or 2008.

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Trump got a bit more white votes than Romney did in 2012

Although Trump fared little better among blacks and Hispanics than Romney did four years ago, Hillary Clinton did not run as strongly among these core Democratic groups as Obama did in 2012.

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A wide gap in preferences emerged between those with and without a college degree

College graduates backed Clinton by a 9-point margin (52%-43%), while those without a college degree backed Trump 52%-44%. This is by far the widest gap in support among college graduates and non-college graduates in exit polls dating back to 1980.

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These data appeared on the Pew Research Center website Click here to read the full report.

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