ST PETERSBURG — This is how it happened. The polls were wrong, and they were wrong big time.
The American people just got what could go down as the biggest political upset in history.
I mean take a look at Real Clear Politics average of polling in Wisconsin.
ALL of the polls had Hillary Clinton up and she lost the state.
You see similar things in Pennsylvania and Michigan. All wrong.
This has changed things in our country. Those three states could be the game changers in elections to come.
Just listen to Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, explain the numbers she says the Trump campaign saw starting two weeks ago.
“We had really navigated and survived a number of darker days here on the campaign but we started to notice a few things,” she told CBS This Morning. “That we were becoming more competitive in these traditionally blue states. And these are states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania that are attracted to the Donald Trump message.”
So this is how Trump won Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Michigan.
First, he did significantly better than his predecessors among whites without college degrees.
African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans backed Clinton, but she didn’t turn out the Barack Obama coalition from four years ago.
Trump got more of the minority vote than Mitt Romney in 2012. At the same time, he gained the white vote overall.