More White Women Voted for Donald Trump Than for Hillary Clinton

Exit polls show he got 53% of their votes to Clinton's 43%.

Pink "Women for Trump" Voter's Sign
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Donald Trump lost with women overall on Tuesday night—according to CNN exit polls, 54% of women voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and 42% voted for Trump. The majority of white women, however, helped lead Trump to victory.

According to the same polls, 53% of white women cast a ballot for Trump, while 43% voted for Clinton. It appears that Clinton won over college-educated white women by a slim margin, and that non-college-educated white women favored Trump, according to the Associated Press.

The new President-Elect has been caught on tape discussing sexually assaulting women, has been accused by multiple women of groping and sexual assault, and has been criticized for insulting women.

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Kate Storey

Kate Storey is a contributing editor at Marie Claire and writer-at-large at Esquire magazine, where she covers culture and politics. Kate's writing has appeared in ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan, and her first book comes out in summer 2023.