Final week, we despatched out a survey to Wait However Why readers on social media about who they’re voting for within the 2016 US election.
The outcomes are actually in. Wanting on the responses state by state, right here’s the breakdown of the WBW electoral map:
Take your time inspecting it.
However simply because the vast majority of WBW readers are voting for Hillary in each single state doesn’t imply each WBW reader is voting for Hillary. In truth, tens of 1000’s of them aren’t. Listed here are the entire outcomes (this contains all of the non-US WBW readers, whose percentages nearly precisely mirrored these of US readers):
Right here’s how WBW voters (excluding those that answered “Undecided” or “don’t care / not voting”) examine to the anticipated well-liked vote (knowledge from FiveThirtyEight):
Since we already realized that Hillary wins each state in a WBW election, extra fascinating is that this map, exhibiting which candidate got here in second place in every state amongst WBW readers:
We additionally needed to interrupt issues down amongst WBW readers who’ve persistently voted for one occasion previously. So we requested folks to inform us how they voted (or how they might have voted if they might) in previous presidential elections. Of curiosity to us had been “occasion voters”—individuals who voted with the identical occasion for the final 5 elections.
Right here’s how traditionally loyal Democrat WBW readers—individuals who voted or rooted for Obama, Kerry, Gore, and Invoice Clinton—are voting on this yr’s election:
Fairly definitive. Nonetheless, 6.1% represents 1000’s of staunchly Democratic WBW readers who are usually not voting for Hillary—most of them, I think about, supported Bernie Sanders.
Right here’s the breakdown amongst traditionally Republican WBW readers—individuals who voted or rooted for Romney, McCain, Bush, and Dole:
So about half of WBW’s staunch Republican voters are going for Trump, with the opposite half defecting elsewhere. About 1/7 of WBW’s loyal Republicans might be voting for Hillary—their first vote for a Democrat for president in over 20 years, if not their first ever.
Lastly, we had been fascinated about enthusiasm. So we requested this query within the survey:
What’s your trustworthy personal opinion in regards to the individual you’re voting for?
- I truly like them
- I’m not thrilled with them, however they’ll do
- I’m solely voting for them as a result of I can’t stand the opposite candidates
- I can’t stand any of the candidates, together with the individual I’m voting for, however I’d slightly they win
Right here’s how WBW readers really feel in regards to the candidate they’re voting for:
So most of us are voting for somebody we don’t actually like. Good job everybody.
Now go vote on Tuesday like a non-dick.
Whereas we’re right here:
The Second Clinton-Trump debate transcript (WBW fashion)
And a WBW publish on the primary 16 US presidents: The American Presidents: Washington to Lincoln