A head to head comparison of the California 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Hillary Clinton received 252,525 (54%) votes beating Donald Trump who gained 180,543 (39%) by a massive 71,982 votes in Rhode Island.
Hillary Clinton won 4 counties out of the 5 counties that make up Rhode Island. The record shows that Donald Trump won 1 county.
2016 Rhode Island Primary Election vs Presidential General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Sanders won all the 5 counties in a 3 way match up. However, in the General Election, Hillary Clinton won 4 counties and Donald Trump won just one county.
2016 Rhode Island Presidential Primary vs Presidential General Elections w.r.t % Votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the total votes between in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump between the primary and general, % vote shift difference is 1% decrease for Donald Trump and a 1% increase for Hillary Clinton. These percentages are represented by a vote increment of 200,032 for Clinton and 141,484 for Trump at the Presidential General Elections.
Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Contributed by Rhode Island at the 2016 General Elections
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
During the 2016 General elections, over 146,434,269 total number of votes were cast. Hillary Clinton got 65,849,971 (65.8 Million) over Donald Trump's 62,984,405 (62.9 Million). She won the popular vote by 2,865,566 (2.8 Million). Her win in the State of Rhode Island was as a result of a 252,525 vote margin. This represents 0.3% of her popular vote victory. The remaining 49 states contributed to her the remaining 65,597,449 popular votes victory.
Top 15 Counties in Primary Elections vs General Elections
All Candidates (Primary Elections)
All Candidates (General Elections)
Primary vs General
These counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority(like Hillary Clinton) in the biggest county, it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter out reach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Counties Comparison in Primary Elections vs General Elections
Hillary Clinton won in Providence, Washington, Newport and Bristol with over 200,000 votes. Although Donald Trump won in Kent, his margins of victory was not high enough, making Hillary Clinton gain an upper hand in the State of Rhode Island.