Repub­li­can fared well with women vot­ers

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

LOS AN­GE­LES: De­spite sex as­sault claims hound­ing him, fat-sham­ing a for­mer beauty queen and his con­tro­ver­sial abor­tion stand, a large num­ber of women voted to put Don­ald Trump in the White House.

Though his ri­val, Demo­cratic can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton, clinched 54% of the fe­male vote, Trump was backed by 42% of women vot­ers, which contributed to his stun­ning vic­tory, ac­cord­ing to CNN exit polls.

Some 53% of white women vot­ers sup­ported the Repub­li­can can­di­date, CNN said, the ma­jor­ity of them (62%) non-col­lege ed­u­cated.

The re­sults up­ended pre­dic­tions that Trump’s sex­ist com­ments would sway fe­male vot­ers in favour of a can­di­date that could have bro­ken the glass ceil­ing. – AFP

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