According to a New York Times interactive report released Monday, only 9% of Americans voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their respective party’s nominee.
Of all the eligible adult voters in the country, 88 million do not vote at all and an additional 73 million do not vote in primaries, but will probably go to the ballot in November.
That leaves a total of 60 million Americans who voted in the parties’ primary contests. More than half of them did not vote for either Trump or Clinton. In sum, merely 14% of eligible adults, or 9% of the entire nation’s population, actually voted for the candidates currently running for President.
The Times notes that the “overall shares were about the same in 2008, the last cycle without an incumbent president running.”
Check out the report here.
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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