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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab).

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

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Kate Storey
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.