Published On: Fri, Sep 16th, 2016

Clinton & Trump Supporters See The World Very Differently

Trump supporters overwhelmingly pessimistic about the state of America today while Clinton's supporters feel life is better now

Hillary-clinton - Donald Trump

 

As the race for the White House heats up, the supporters of both presidential candidates are still poles apart on a wide range of issues. According to data published by the Pew Research Center, both camps have vastly different views on how life in America today compares with 50 years ago. In this case, 59 percent of Clinton’s supporters feel life is better now while 81 percent of Trump supporters think it is worse. That trend is repeated in most instances with Trump supporters overwhelmingly pessimistic about the state of America today.

 

Statistics and facts on the 2016 US Election

The 2016 presidential election in the United States is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Presidential elections in the United States are always held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Primaries and caucuses were put on a more tight schedule in this election cycle, starting with Iowa on February 1, 2016, and finishing on June 15, 2016 with the Democratic primary for the District of Columbia.

Once the primaries are finished both parties will finally determine their presidential candidate for the national party conventions. The Democratic National Convention will be held on July 25-28, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Republican National Convention will be held on July 18-21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

This chart shows the opinions of Trump & Clinton supporters on various issues.

Infographic: Clinton & Trump Supporters See The World Very Differently | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista

 

Republican voters are still deciding between numerous candidates. After the first caucus in Iowa on February 1, 2016, 11 presidential candidates will remain in the race. Up to this point, Donald Trump has led the national polls with over 30 percent of the vote. He was considered the frontrunner by gathering media attention which can be equated to his far off political statements, and his wild attacks on the other contestants via social media.
As of February 2, 2016, the preliminary results revealed that Ted Cruz had won 27.7 percent of the Iowa caucus vote. Donald Trump finished second with 24.3 percent, followed by Marco Rubio with 23.1 percent respectively.
After disappointing results at the Iowa caucus, Martin O’Malley dropped out of the race. As a result, only two candidates are left fighting for the Democratic nomination. The remaining candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight race, with both close to 50 percent of votes.

As of February 10, 2016, Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, gaining an impressive 60 percent of voter support. If the preliminary results hold, he will have obtained more delegates than Hillary Clinton (excluding party superdelegates) through the primaries and caucuses.
Among the Republican candidates, Donald Trump won big in New Hampshire with about 35 percent of the votes. Marco Rubio, who came out of the Iowa caususes surprisingly strong, finished in fifth place with 10.6 percent.

The next stop for the Democratic candidates will be in Nevada on February 20. Nevada polls predict that Hillary Clinton will assume the lead with 50 percent of voter support. However, as the polls in Nevada are not up to date though, the latest data available is from the end of December, it is uncertain whether Hillary Clinton will remain ahead of Bernie Sanders.
The Republicans will first vote in South Carolina on February 20. According to the latest polls, Donald Trump is the frontrunner with 36 percent, followed by Ted Cruz with about 20 percent.

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