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Tue Apr 19, 2016, 11:53 PM

New York douses the Bern

Sanders’s call for a political revolution to create jobs, make the economy work for everyone not just the one percent and end the corrupting influence of money on politics should have found fertile ground in New York State. The thousands who rallied with the Vermont Senator in Washington Square Park, Prospect Park and Hunter’s Point South Park seemed to be evidence that “the Bern” was spreading in Hillary’s home state.

And then folks voted.

According to the exit polls, Sanders won 67 percent of voters age 18 to 29. Clinton won all the others. Sanders eked out a 51 percent to 49 percent win over Clinton for the white vote. But Clinton won 75 percent of the African American vote and 63 percent of the Hispanic vote. 79 percent of Black woman supported Clinton. With the exception of the 50-50 split with Sanders of voters who have attended “some college,” Clinton won all education brackets. Those with a high school diploma or less (70 percent), a college degree (53 percent) and postgraduate degrees (56 percent) all went for Clinton.

Now for the unexpected part: Clinton evenly split the votes of those identifying as “liberal.” I thought for sure beforehand that result would have been more lopsided in favor of Sanders. Despite Sanders’s economic message geared toward the 99 percent, Clinton won all income groups. Her highest support (59 percent) was among those voters earning less than $30,000. Although Sanders did win 57 percent of the vote from those who said “income inequality” was the “most important issue”, Clinton won 59 percent of the vote of those who said the economy and jobs were their “most important issue.”

Sanders and his campaign have repeatedly argued he has the best chance to beat Trump in November, yet 65 percent of exit poll respondents said they believe Clinton has the “better chance to defeat Trump”. He spent the last days before the vote raising questions about her qualifications and trustworthiness, yet 60 percent answered “yes” when asked, “Is Hillary Clinton honest and trustworthy?”

In short, Tuesday’s primary results definitively show that New York wasn’t feelin’ the Bern.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/04/20/new-york-douses-the-bern/

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2naSalit Apr 2016 #3
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #4
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 11:54 PM

1. .

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 11:59 PM

2. Heh!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 11:59 PM

3. Ouch!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:03 AM

4. Owwwww!

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:07 AM

5. His Hillary bashing strategy backfired, big time.

Let's hope the trend will continue.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:07 AM

6. Kick & recommended.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:09 AM

7. What he was doing needed to be "doused".. way outta control. And, I'm sure it's not over yet.

But Thank you, New York, and ism!

Sanders and his campaign have repeatedly argued he has the best chance to beat Trump in November, yet 65 percent of exit poll respondents said they believe Clinton has the “better chance to defeat Trump”. He spent the last days before the vote raising questions about her qualifications and trustworthiness, yet 60 percent answered “yes” when asked, “Is Hillary Clinton honest and trustworthy?”

IOW, they Don't believe, sanders.. as well they shouldn't have.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/04/20/new-york-douses-the-bern/

Hillary

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:12 AM

8. FDNY on the job!

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:17 AM

9. Ointment!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:18 AM

10. KICK! And ouch.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:41 AM

11. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:51 AM

12. Not "feelin' a bern" is a good thing, in more ways than one. I'll call 911 if I ever do.

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