Voters seem to be guided by their emotions rather than by the facts, and this can have consequences for democracy, Gert-Jan Lelieveld writes. For once, try focusing on the things that are going well.
Nobody expected what happened on November 8th. In the aftermath of the election there was a lot of criticism of pollsters, since almost all polls had shown Clinton as the big favorite. Almost no pollsters got the election results right. What went wrong?