Monday, May 1, 2017

Why Hillary Lost, Study # 6,789


For John, BLUFIt wasn't misogyny.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is from an unnamed Reporter at MicroSoft News. Here is the lede plus three.
A group of top Democratic Party strategists have used new data about last year's presidential election to reach a startling conclusion about why Hillary Clinton lost.  Now they just need to persuade the rest of the party they're right.

Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton's defeat: Her base didn't turn out, Donald Trump's did and the difference was too much to overcome.

But new information shows that Clinton had a much bigger problem with voters who had supported President Barack Obama in 2012 but backed Trump four years later.

Those Obama-Trump voters effectively accounted for more than two-thirds of the reason Clinton lost, according to Matt Canter, a senior vice president of the Democratic political firm Global Strategy Group.  In his group's analysis, about 70 percent of Clinton's failure to reach Obama's vote total in 2012 was because she lost these voters.

But why did those Obama voters go Trump?

Hat tip to the drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

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