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2012 vs 2016: Explore the voter groups that turned out big in the U.S. presidential election

U.S. Election 2016

Compare the voter groups that came out in the 2012 vs 2016 U.S. presidential elections

Supporters attend a Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign event in Orlando, Florida U.S. November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Supporters attend a Donald Trump campaign event in Orlando on Nov. 2, 2016.

Carlo Allegri/REUTERS

Hillary Clinton suffered from an enthusiasm gap, witnessing a drop in turnout among key demographic groups that propelled President Barack Obama four years ago. Donald Trump energized key parts of the Republican base, outperforming Mitt Romney four years ago. Compare the exit polls data from the 2016 and 2012 presidential elections:

0,2012,2016
Dem,45,41
Rep,52,53
0,2012,2016
Dem,55,54
Rep,44,42
0,2012,2016
Dem,38,37
Rep,60,58
0,2012,2016
Dem,46,49
Rep,53,47
0,2012,2016
Dem,56,46
Rep,40,45
0,2012,2016
Dem,67,62
Rep,31,33
0,2012,2016
Dem,39,37
Rep,59,58
0,2012,2016
Dem,93,88
Rep,6,8
0,2012,2016
Dem,71,65
Rep,27,29
0,2012,2016
Dem,73,65
Rep,26,29
0,2012,2016
Dem,51,44
Rep,47,52
0,2012,2016
Dem,50,52
Rep,48,43
0,2012,2016
Dem,36,28
Rep,61,67
0,2012,2016
Dem,42,45
Rep,56,49
0,2012,2016
Dem,62,59
Rep,36,35
0,2012,2016
Dem,48,45
Rep,50,50
0,2012,2016
Dem,39,34
Rep,59,62
Romney Obama Trump Clinton
Gender
Marital status
Race
Education
Location
MURAT YUKSELIR / THE GLOBE AND MAIL » SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS
NOTE: results based on national exit polls; Margin of sampling error is ± 2 percentage points for whole sample, higher for subgroups.

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