ATLANTA - If the polls leading up to Election Night were correct, Hillary Clinton would be getting to work with her transition team. Instead, Donald Trump is in the beginning stages of forming his new government.
Many called Tuesday’s election one of the biggest political upsets in American history, even going as far as to call it a bigger defeat than Truman vs. Dewey. But not all analysts called the race for Hillary Clinton.
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FOX 5 Political Analyst Matt Towery had said for many weeks leading up to the election that he believed the polls were not properly being weighted.
“Let’s note if I got it wrong, we wouldn’t be noting this because I would be hiding,” Towery exclaimed on FOX 5 News at 5, the day after the election. “Here's the deal. I've polled for many years, involved in politics for many years. I could see that these polls were not weighted correctly.”
But what was wrong with all the polls?
“I said they’re not right because they were underweighting mainly white male voters. And that’s really where the difference was in this thing. You had a lot of white male voters who have not voted before. We had 14 million to 15 million new voters this year, above 2012, it was the largest turn out in American history. It's pretty easy it to figure out when you have that sort of tick up, it will change those numbers, and that's how it turned out,” said Towery.
“They’re not high-income individuals. They’re hard-working. They don’t participate. They were not excited about Mitt Romney; they thought he was too fancy. Or John McCain, who they thought was a little too dower, and they had lot of hope in Barack Obama,” said Towery. “This time they said they had enough with the establishment, and this was an anti-establishment vote and they turned out in big numbers.”
Towery said the map Election Night was a wave of red that swept across the country and proves just how important the rural vote was to Trump.
"Most of that map along the border, along the Eastern Seaboard and over to the West Coast was blue, but everything in between was red meaning Donald Trump was carrying those areas," said Towery.
A lot of issues such as alienated voters, immigration, abortion, gay marriage, and transgendered bathrooms drove voters to the polls on Election Day, but Towery suggests the biggest drive for voters.
"I don't think it's issues like LGBT or any of that, as much as it was a general disdain for the establishment, and for the fact that these people felt like government had just not treated them right," said Towery.
Towery said the focus will now turn to who will make up Trump’s Cabinet and general staff.