NBC's exit poll shows Trump found greater support among older voters than he did younger ones. It was a similar story on the other side of the Atlantic, with surveys from renowned pollster Michael Ashcroft showing around 60 percent of those aged 65 or over cast their ballot for Brexit. In stark contrast, 73 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds voted for Britain to remain in the EU.
Education levels also appear to have been a major determinant of voter preference in both contests. NBC exit poll data highlight that Trump enjoyed substantial support from voters without a college education. Take Wisconsin as an example, in the state 63 percent of white voters without a university degree are forecast to have voted Republican – up from 53 percent in 2012.
In the Brexit referendum 57 percent of Brits with a university degree voted to remain in the EU, according to Ashcroft's polls. Conversely the majority of those without a college education voted to leave.
While there are many similarities between the Trump and Brexit movements, their scale differentiates them. Just over 17 million people voted for Brexit, by comparison Trump received the backing of more than 59 million Americans - with some votes still to be counted.
Jasper Lawler, market analyst at U.K, spread better CMC Markets, branded Trump's victory the more significant political event, labeling it "Brexit 2.0". In a note to clients Lawler wrote: "President Trump said his election would be bigger than Brexit – and as far as financial markets are concerned, that is already true."
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