Friday, April 1, 2016

Clinton and Trump Coalitions Have Similarities

Exit polls from the Democratic and Republican primaries confirm the description of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s strengths and weaknesses with their respective party voting blocs. There are differences, but also some similarities. Clinton’s position is much stronger in that she’s averaged 57 percent of the primary vote. Trump, in his multi-candidate contest, has only averaged 39 percent.

In Clinton’s contest with Bernie Sanders, she’s attracting the African American voters and females. Trump by contrast is overperforming with White men. But within their contrasting camps, both do better with older voters and downscale voters with less education and income. And, they both attract moderates in their parties more than the extreme.

Comparison of Trump’s and Clinton’s
Strengths and Weaknesses

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