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Presidential Election


On 8 November 2016, Americans elected their 45thpresident, Donald Trump. The two main aspiring candidates were DonaldTrump and Hilary Clinton from the Republicans and Democratsrespectively. Below are the analyses of the voter patternshighlighting proportions for the two candidates based on race,gender, age, income, education, and religion.

Among the black voters, 88% voted for Clinton while only 8% voted forTrump. In addition, 65% of the Hispanic/Latino and Asian voted forClinton, while 29% voted for Trump. Based on gender, more femalesvoted for Clinton accounting to 54% while only 42% voted for Trump.Likewise, more males voted for Trump with 53% while only 41% votedfor Clinton (Huang, Samuel, Michael, and Rebecca n.p).

Based on age, elder people voted for Trump while younger people votedfor Clinton. Those people aged 18-29 and 30-34, 55% and 50% voted forClinton, while 37% and 42% voted for Trump respectively. On theother hand, 53% of people aged 45-64 voted for Trump while 44% votedfor Clinton. Those above sixty-five years, 53% voted for Trump and45% voted for Clinton.

According to the Wall Street Journal, voters with an income below$30,000 and between $30,000 and $49,999, 53% and 51% voted forClinton, while 41% and 42% voted for Trump respectively. In addition,voters with an income ranging from $100,000 – $199,000 and $200,000 -$249,000, 47% and 48% voted for Clinton, while 48% and 49% voted forTrump. Those with an income of over $250,000, 46% voted for Clinton,while 48% voted for Trump (Lai, Alicia, Jeremy, and Karen n.p).

Trump gained more votes from Protestants, Catholics, and otherChristians accounting for 58% and 52%, while Clinton received morevotes from Jewish and non-religious affiliated voters accounting for71% and 68% respectively. Based on education, voters that are moreeducated voted for Clinton. Statistics show that college graduate andpostgraduates 49% and 58% voted for Clinton, while 45% and 37% votedfor Trump.

Overall, Donald Trump received more vote hence, won the race to bethe president.

Work Cited

Huang, Jon, Samuel Jacoby, Michael Strickland, and Rebecca Lai.&quotElection 2016: Exit Polls.&quot The New York Times. TheNew York Times, 08 Nov. 2016. Web. 25 Nov. 2016.

Lai, Rebecca, Alicia Parlapiano, Jeremy White, and Karen Yourish.&quotHow Trump Won the Election According to Exit Polls.&quot TheNew York Times. The New York Times, 08 Nov. 2016. Web. 25 Nov.2016.