Trump Win Shows How Badly 'Experts' Got It Wrong: 'It's Going to Put the Polling Industry Out of Business'
Heading into Tuesday’s presidential election, many pundits predicted a massive win for Hillary Clinton, but the results told a story far different than what was expected.
Many are seeing Donald Trump’s win as a victory for those Americans who came to feel forgotten and abandoned.
Sixty-three percent of white men voted for Trump, but what many experts did not see coming was the fact that 52 percent of white women also voted for the bombastic billionaire.
Fox Business reporter Trish Regan told Inside Edition: “Women, they were not predictable. They didn’t fall in line like the Democrats thought they would. Many of them said, ‘this is the person I am going to trust with my future.'"
Regan added: "This candidate comes along and is singing their song. They understand him. He relates to them, they relate to him."
Going into Election Day, most polls showed Clinton with a comfortable lead of about four percent. But it later became clear that a vast amount of so-called "hidden Trump voters" went to the polls in his favor.
Pollster Frank Luntz told CBS News: "Donald Trump voters don’t want to participate in polls. They don’t want to tell pollsters what they do, not because they're afraid but because they're uncooperative, they're so hostile to the system they feel like they'd be giving in."
Clinton did win the popular vote. She accumulated 59,299,381 votes nationwide against Trump’s 59,135,740. The results make Clinton the fifth presidential contender to win the popular vote but lose the election.
According to analysts, most of Trump’s biggest support came from white males who did not graduate from college.
Trump also claimed 29 percent of the Hispanic vote, which is two percent higher than Mitt Romney when he ran in 2012 against Barack Obama.
"That means Trump — who notoriously called Mexicans ‘rapists’ and ‘killers’ — garnered more support from Hispanics than a candidate whose most controversial position was telling undocumented immigrants to ‘self-deport,'" Amanda Sakuma wrote in a piece for NBC News.