The Graduating
Class of


by the numbers

Election 2016

By Steven R. Watros and Cordelia F. Mendez

On Commencement Day, Donald Trump’s level of support looks far different within the gates of Harvard than it does among the American public: Only 4 percent of likely voters polled in the Class of 2016 say they would vote for Donald Trump in a general election matchup against Hillary Clinton, who would get 87 percent of the surveyed senior class’s vote.

Read Part VI of The Crimson's six-part series on the senior survey here.


  • Of the major candidates remaining in the Democratic and Republican nomination, who is your preferred candidate for the 2016 presidential election?

  • If the 2016 presidential election were held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for whom would you vote?

    Note: U.S. numbers are based on a recent CBS News/New York Times poll.

  • If you did, for whom did you vote in the 2016 presidential primary?


  • Do you think the following?

  • How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for president this year?

    Note: Some responses did not include every issue. Sample size is restricted to only those surveyed seniors who said they were likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

  • How do you view the following?

    Note: Some responses did not include every issue.

  • How would you describe your political views?