Bloomberg News Nov 14- Nov 20, 2016 has a story titled "Trump's Path to Victory". It discusses how Trump's nearly unhinged campaign appealed to voters his pollsters decided was a different electorate composed of mostly older, whiter, more rural, and much angrier at being ignored by the upper class elites than the Clinton pollsters realized or perhaps even considered. Trump's hyperbole and crassness and antipathy fed those voters resolve. Trump's pollsters detected these changes even before FBI director Comey made his statement. They also found the big health insurance company premium increases fed more resolve. Hillary and Democrats failed to correctly label this as not a fault of Obamacare, but just plain old insurance company greed.
"Trump's election represents a jarring realignment of American politics." Trump's pollsters picked up a rural vote spiking up for Trump. The spike was actually 10 points higher than they predicted. "Trump's election map represents a powerful largely rural backlash against a country where wealth and power have increasingly accrued to the cities."
Bloomberg article is worth reading in whole because more info is there and you should be sure I did not misinterpret the article. Like the TIME magazine, I think this Bloomberg issue should be kept to see how it matches reality in the future. The article concluded with a note that Republican politics will be more populist and more rural in character. and oriented to a class of Americans "whose concerns weren't addressed by the Democratic and Republican parties that both crumbled on November 8, 2016".
Another article worth reading suggests that bringing this class of Americans of frustrated and disillusioned condition into a larger conversation of the future may be very difficult.
***Stay tuned and take a look at what pollsters and pundits are now saying to see if it makes any more sense than they made in the past months-- Doug Wiken