On Saturday Hillary Clinton won the South Carolina presidential primaries against her adversary Bernie Sanders, with a 78 percent earned by Clinton compared to a staggering 21 percent for Sanders.
The results posted by CNN shows how the American voters’ have drifted their attention from Bernie, who was building up momentum as the political campaigns kicked off, to Hillary who’s gaining support nationwide.
The 2016 presidential contest for the Democrat candidate is up for Clinton to take after defeating Bernie in South Carolina by a wide margin. Mrs. Clinton expressed her gratitude on Saturday during a rally in Columbia as she said a strong signal has to be sent saying South Carolina is ready to make a difference.
Sanders, on the other hand, addressed his voters and claimed that they got “decimated”. As the African American voters appeared to support Hillary in the primaries taken on Saturday, Sanders said he would do better in the near future. It’s worth noticing that, according to recent exit polls, Hillary outperformed him with an 86 percent confronted with Sander’s 14 percent.
With the recent polls results indicating Hillary as a favorite by the African Americans voters, its crucial for her to keep up the good work, as the African American vote will surely be a determinant factor in November. There’s a huge margin of Hillary’s South Carolina primary win and recent analysis suggests it’s due to the candidate’s popularity amongst black voters.
As the data from the exit polls is still being analyzed, there are plenty of differences amongst voter from each political preference. Even though Clinton scored an 87 percent of the black vote, Senator Bernie Sanders scored an interesting 60 percent with young voters ages 18 to 24. Still, those were the only percentages favoring Sanders as he said that it was the only thing positive about the South Carolina results yet added “but we got killed.”
While Senator Bernie Sanders did best with low-income voters, Hillary Clinton did better among those with family incomes above $50,000. Remarkably, this trend does not make much sense considering that South Carolina has one of the highest rates of fewer wealthy African American voters. When asked on whether Sanders would have to do better with the black vote in order to win the nomination, he replied “yes, absolutely,” according to the Washington Post.
“You are correct,” said Senator Bernie Sanders to host George Stephanopoulos. ”But I think you’re going to see us doing much better within the African American community outside of the Deep South. You’re going to see us doing much better in New York State, where I think we have a shot to win in California and in Michigan.”
Source: The Washington Post