The 2016 election results have some bad news for Democrats.
"President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for Democrat Hillary Clinton — it also was a continuation of her party’s dramatically shrinking geographic footprint.
Even as he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, Trump carried 2,625 counties, compared with just 487 for Clinton. President Obama in 2008 won nearly twice as many counties, 875, according to data compiled by the University of Virginia Center for Politics. And that total was far off the pace of Bill Clinton. He won 1,527 counties during the 1996 election, nearly equaling Republican Sen. Bob Dole’s total."
It has been said that Bill Clinton was the worst thing to happen to the Progressive Party, which has ruled the Democratic platform since the 90s. The election of Donald Trump was more than just an upset, it was a total repudiation of progressive politics which Obama championed since winning office in 2008. But it's not only Clinton or even Obama. Progressive ideas which had their hight - or rather zenith with Obama during the last 8 years have been largely unpopular, and this election is proof of that. Pick the hobby-horse, Obamacare, gay-marriage, transgender bathrooms, the American people have been largely silent on these issues except when valid polling has taken place. What we found out this cycle is that polls are useless as people spoke their displeasure at the ballot box when they rejected not only Hillary and her platform message, but that of Barrack Obama as well.
Democrats are now considered to be on the outside of the mainstream, how long they remain there is to be seen.