Recently William Saletan of Slate studied exit polling to ascertain whether Trump voters offer any intriguing insights. His discoveries, carried on the Business Insider website, may come as a surprise to some economic analysts. The President-Elect will reportedly reveal plans during an interview on 60 Minutes to immediately deport between 2 million and 3 million illegally present foreign nationals from the United States, an action which will certainly hold ramifications for many businesses.
Mr. Saletan discovered that the President-Elect did not fare as badly with some minority groups as media experts had predicted. These results suggest that some media characterizations of Donald Trump’s campaign as racist and completely offensive to minorities did not prove accurate.
A desire for significant change evidently motivated the vast majority of his supporters (he garnered 83% of votes from people leaving polling places who expressed a desire for change). Donald Trump won 2% more Black voters than Mitt Romney in 2012 and obtained 31% of votes cast by people born in other nations. He also carried 2% more Latino votes than Romney, winning 29% of Latino voters. Although he won fewer votes from women than Mrs. Clinton, his female vote fell just 1% shy of Republican Mitt Romney’s tally in 2012.
The evaluation of exit poll data also revealed a significant tolerance among Trump voters for the candidate’s rudeness and temperament issues. Mr. Saletan reports a high percentage of voters supported the Republican nominee despite considering his temperament poor.