One in Four Sanders Supporters Won’t Vote for Clinton in the General Election, Poll Shows
Twenty-five percent of Bernie Sanders supporters would not support Hillary Clinton in a general election, reports the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, while 69 percent say that they would.
Conversely, only 14 percent of Clinton’s supporters would not support Sanders in the fall, while 79 percent would.
Hot on the heels of a Wisconsin victory, the Sanders campaign has a slight lead in overall numbers, showing him up by a 2-point margin—49 percent to 47 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points
Conducted from March 26–29 and using a sample size of 1,066 registered voters, the poll showed that Sanders has a lead among people who were younger than 30, Latinos, political independents, unmarried, and those identifying as liberals.
Clinton leads with a large margin among those 60 and older, among African Americans, married people, and those identifying as Democrats.
Sanders confessed in an interview with Spike Lee that the age gap confuses him:
“We’re getting killed, frankly, not just with older African-Americans but also older whites, older Latinos. It’s the weirdest thing in the world,” Sanders said. “So we have a lot of work to do in terms of reaching out to seniors, not just African-Americans, but seniors all across the board. We’re figuring out how you get the message out there.”
Sanders and Clinton are headed to New York for a heavily anticipated primary matchup on April 19.