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Women Didn't Let Hillary Clinton Down

Nov 17, 2016 | 30 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In the aftermath of the election, a dominant media narrative has been that women failed Hillary Clinton and failed each other. In this video based on Atlantic associate editor Clare Foran’s research, she explores exit poll numbers to add ambiguity to that idea. Clinton won women overall and female minorities supported her in droves. She lost white women to Donald Trump, but that demographic has been increasingly identifying as Republican over the past quarter century. A closer look also reveals that she even flipped college-educated white women, who mostly voted for Romney in 2012. Although she lost the election, women who saw themselves in her voted for Clinton and helped her win the popular vote.

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Authors: Leah Varjacques, Clare Foran

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