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  Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:49 AM

What New Hampshire's exit polls tell us about the primary

By STEVEN SHEPARD
02/11/2020 11:54 PM EST


It was far from the resounding victory of four years ago, but Bernie Sanders rode a coalition of the youngest and most liberal voters in New Hampshire to first place in the splintered Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday.

According to exit polls conducted with voters after they cast their ballots, Sanders won roughly half of those under age 30, and those who identified as “very liberal.” Both were small slivers of the New Hampshire Democratic electorate, but Sanders’ margins were yawning.



That gave Sanders a slight edge over Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, who joined the Vermont senator in gobbling up all the delegates at stake after poaching voters in the final days who may have backed Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden earlier in the campaign.

Like Iowa, the New Hampshire primary papers over one of the defining cleavages in the Democratic contest: race and ethnicity. According to the exit poll, 91 percent New Hampshire Democratic voters were white — a stark contrast to the two states coming up next on the nominating calendar, Nevada and South Carolina.

But some important divides remain, mostly along age and ideological lines. Sanders was the overwhelming choice of young voters, winning 51 percent of those under 30, and 42 percent of those under 45. Voters under 30 made up roughly 14 percent of the electorate, according to the exit polls, while a little over a third were under 45.


Sanders was much weaker with older voters, capturing 17 percent among those 45 and older, and 14 percent of seniors 65 and older.



Klobuchar’s age splits were reversed on Tuesday: The Minnesota senator only won 4 percent of those under 30, and 7 percent of those under 45. But she cleaned up among the older voters who were the backbone of Biden’s support before his collapse in the early states: She won both those 45 and older (with 27 percent) and seniors 65 and older (with 32 percent).

Support for Buttigieg, meanwhile, bridged the age divide. He won 21 percent of voters under 45, and 26 percent of those 45 and older.

About one-in-five voters described themselves as “very liberal,” and around half of them, 48 percent, voted for Sanders, the exit poll shows. Including those who identified as “somewhat liberal” brings the progressive share of the electorate to about 60 percent, and Sanders won 33 percent of them.

Buttigieg and Klobuchar essentially tied, 27 percent to 26 percent, among the roughly 40 percent who described themselves as “moderate” or “conservative.” Buttigieg (22 percent) had slightly more support among liberal voters than Klobuchar (15 percent).

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:22 AM

Trump is going to wipe democrats off the map in 2020. He's going to have a HUGE mandate to Make America Great!

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:20 AM

It says: ROUT BY TRUMP AGAINST THE DEMS! :D
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:57 PM

 Natural Selection, on 12 February 2020 - 10:22 AM, said:

http://i.postimg.cc/K86ScT8R/record-votes.png


I saw what he did there. Ain't it the truth, LOL.
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