Voting form and red pencil for the 2017 Dutch election, Utrecht, 2017 © Sebastiaan ter Burg | Flickr
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Is Right-Wing Populism Really Surging?

A look back at the Dutch election

A question on the exit polls during the US presidential election was which “presidential quality” mattered most. Interestingly enough, it was not experience, nor good judgment that people deemed the most necessary quality for a president: it was their ability to “bring needed change” (39%). That was also the only quality where Trump, lagging behind Hillary on all others, scored highest, at 82%. Among those who Clinton (in the biggest error of her campaign)