AU students on what propelled Trump to the presidency

American University students participating in the #Campaign2016U class weigh in on the Election Day results.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - American University students who participated in the #Campaign2016U class weighed in on the Election Day results.

Among voters 18 to 29, Hillary Clinton defeated President-elect Donald Trump 55 percentage points to 37 percent points. That is a little tighter than in 2012, when President Obama beat Mitt Romney by 23 percentage points. The data also showed that Trump dominated the white, working class vote. The AU class we've been following agreed it was those voters who propelled Trump to the presidency.

American University professor Lenny Steinhorn said Clinton lost because the campaign did not get its voters to turn out on Tuesday. Even though Clinton won the popular vote, she received 6 million fewer votes than did President Obama in 2012.


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