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Exit Polls: Majority of White Female Voters Supported Donald Trump

HeadlineNov 10, 2016

Analyses of exit polls from Tuesday’s presidential election show voters nationwide were dramatically split by race. People of color voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, including 88 percent of all African-American voters. Fifty-eight percent of all white voters, in contrast, voted for Donald Trump. Support for Trump was more pronounced among white male voters, 63 percent of whom supported him. But white female voters also supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 10-point margin, with 53 percent supporting Trump and only 43 percent supporting Hillary Clinton. This is Kenyan-American activist and writer Agunda Okeyo, speaking during a demonstration Wednesday outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City.

Agunda Okeyo: “I want to say something specific to my white women allies. Fifty-three percent of the people who voted for Donald Trump were white women. How did that happen? How did that happen? We need to come together as a multiracial group of people who recognize that white supremacy is the greatest disease in this country. All right?”

Exit polls show voters were also divided by age, with the majority of all voters age 18 to 44 voting for Hillary Clinton, and the majority of voters 45 and older voting for Donald Trump.

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