How Voters' Education Levels Factored Into Trump's Win

11/10/2016 - Professor of Political Science John T. Scott in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

On the heels of Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election, experts are, like the rest of us, still working to make sense of exactly what happened.

A natural place to turn for insight is exit polls — even in an election cycle that has cast serious doubt on the polling industry. "Exit polls are pretty good," said John T. Scott, professor and chair of political science at the University of California at Davis ­— certainly better than those conducted ahead of an election. "They’re not perfect." They’re also the first data that’s available.

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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