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Lessons learned from the 2016 election

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Et l’Amérique se convertit à Trump, autopsie d’une campagne hors norme. Nov16-election-slides.pdf. Et l’Amérique se convertit à Trump, autopsie d’une campagne hors norme. Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency. The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office.

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, hollowed out, some fighting tears, humiliated by the defeat, fearful of autocracy’s moving vans pulling up to the door. Elections 2016: labels breakdown. The Two Americas of 2016. For many Americans, it feels as if the 2016 election split the country in two.

The Two Americas of 2016

To visualize this, we took the election results and created two new imaginary nations by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas. Geographically, Donald J. A-reporter-retraces-his-steps-through-trump-country. Yet other factors were at play, too, in this unruly insurgency, factors that sometimes made it hard to see clearly: racism, xenophobia, bigotry, talk radio, social media bubbles and a simmering culture war separating thriving coastal areas and the wounded interior of the country.


It wasn’t always clear which elements were powering the “Trump Train,” as the movement called itself, and which were being buoyed along. One of my first stops was Williamson, a decimated coal town in West Virginia. It had a sports bar, which offered beer for $1 on Thursdays, and a biker bar where, it was said, patrons sometimes squealed tires inside until the room filled with smoke. Reflections from Trump's America. How the media missed President Trump, and what comes next for journalism – Poynter. Coastal bias.

How the media missed President Trump, and what comes next for journalism – Poynter

Over-reliance on polling. Too few reporters talking to red state voters. Those are just a few factors that played into an enormous oversight on Election Day: Journalists across the United States vastly underestimated the number of Americans who backed the candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump. Now that Trump is headed to the White House, journalists are coming to grips with two questions: How could they fail to fully appreciate his support among American voters? Making Sense of the Election. Friends of the Shorenstein Center, This entire election cycle—and its outcome—raises many questions about the state of media and politics in the United States.

Making Sense of the Election

How did the polls get it so wrong? Was the media too soft or too hard on particular candidates? How do we handle a foreign government hacking and leaking information to impact the electoral outcome? L’Amérique de Donald Trump sous le regard des universitaires. Elections américaines : la nouvelle Amérique vue par ses intellectuels. Rick Moody : "Trump, c'est l'oligarchie qui profite des gens ayant des problèmes économiques" The Case Against Democracy. Roughly a third of American voters think that the Marxist slogan “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” appears in the Constitution.

The Case Against Democracy

About as many are incapable of naming even one of the three branches of the United States government. Fewer than a quarter know who their senators are, and only half are aware that their state has two of them. Putting the Polling Miss of the 2016 Election in Perspective. In 2016, state polls understated Republican support by large margins in many small states.

Putting the Polling Miss of the 2016 Election in Perspective

In the five states in bold, Hillary Clinton lost the statewide vote despite leading in the polls. It was the biggest polling miss in a presidential election in decades. Yet in many ways, it wasn't wholly out of the ordinary. Log In. Photo Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own.

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I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel. Log In. Photo WASHINGTON — YOU know how desperate President Obama is — as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contempt for — when he is willing to do something so against his nature.

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He tried to persuade Donald Trump. We saw that unicorn glimpsed only fleetingly in the last eight years: the cajoling Barack Obama. Clinton aides blame loss on everything but themselves. Sexism.

Clinton aides blame loss on everything but themselves

The media. James Comey. Clinton campaign email: Comey letters threw the election to Trump. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is still trying to pick up the pieces. Navin Nayak, the head of Clinton’s opinion research division, sent an email to senior campaign staff Thursday night sharing initial takeaways from the bruising loss that caught the Democratic nominee’s team completely off guard.

Story Continued Below “We believe that we lost this election in the last week. Comey’s letter in the last 11 days of the election both helped depress our turnout and also drove away some of our critical support among college-educated white voters — particularly in the suburbs,” Nayak wrote. “We also think Comey’s 2nd letter, which was intended to absolve Sec. Untitled. The story of America’s post-election grief, as told through Google searches. (Google/The Washington Post) If we’ve learned anything in the past 12 hours, it’s this: Polls can be off; pundits can be wrong; predictions can be mistaken. Google searches, on the other hand, remain an excellent barometer of our collective id. That was the certainly the case in the early evening on Tuesday when, according to Google Trends — a tool that identifies news topics spiking in search — Americans began searching by the tens of thousands for political news sources and basic information like “when do polls close on Election Day.”

News Media Yet Again Misreads America’s Complex Pulse. Journalists didn’t question the polling data when it confirmed their gut feeling that Mr. Trump could never in a million years pull it off. They portrayed Trump supporters who still believed he had a shot as being out of touch with reality. In the end, it was the other way around. What-weve-learned-about-the-media-industry-during-this-election. The digital social networks, meanwhile, attracted many millions of users to old and new forms of news coverage, as predicted. Their rise to prominence was not overstated. But, as companies, they have either failed to reckon with their new medialike roles — as hosts, gatekeepers and de facto editors — or rejected them outright. “We are a tech company, not a media company,” , Facebook’s founder, emphasized at a conference in August. In media business terms, it is now clear, the 2016 election could not have arrived at a more precarious moment, as industries defined by their futures struggled to handle what was happening in the present.

What 2016 Has Taught Us.