10 Nov '16 03:19>1 edit
Originally posted by Duchess64She lost because she could not hold together the Obama coalition and/or bring new voters in to support her. In virtually all the critical swing states she lost, Trump's vote totals this year were under Obama's 2012 numbers. It is reasonable to postulate that someone like Sanders with a much higher favorability rating in general and popularity among young voters in particular could have done better and doing just a bit better would have won the election.
With regard to the comments about Hillary Clinton losing the election supposedly because
she's extremely unpopular with an extremely high unfavorability rating, I would point out:
1) Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. She lost the electoral vote.
2) Donald Trump had a worse unfavorability rating than Hillary Clinton.
In fact, Hillary Clinton di ...[text shortened]... Trump.
She lost because her popularity was distributed less favorably among the various states.
Amazingly, she got less of the Hispanic vote this year than Obama did in 2012 (65% v. 71😵 even in the face of Trump's offensive comments towards that group. Overall, HRC got 6 million less votes than Obama in 2012 enabling Trump who got more than a million votes less than Romney in 2012 to win.