Dan McGinn, a reputation strategist, is CEO of McGinn and Co. Peter D. Hart, founder of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, helps conduct the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Three forces collided to elect Donald Trump president of the United States. First, Hillary Clinton was a deeply flawed candidate. Second, Mr. Trump, a brilliant manipulator of broadcast media outlets, benefited from copious amounts of free air time. Third is the element of the 2016 election that pundits consistently underestimated: A large sector of our society is deeply, viscerally angry.
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