Hillary Clinton is dead set on securing the female vote at nearly all cost. But despite the recent cries from her supporters that a vote for Clinton is a vote for feminism, fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders may have just stolen her prized demographic on his way to winning the New Hampshire Primary.
According to NBC News, Tuesday’s poll results showed Sanders commanding 55 percent of the total female Democratic primary votes in New Hampshire, while the former secretary of state raked in 44 percent.
The senator from Vermont would go on to win the early voting state with 60 percent of the total votes, with Clinton falling behind at 38 percent.
A large part of Clinton’s early success was based on her “electability” in the face of her Republican challengers like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz during the general election. However, the “It’s either me or nothing” is wearing thin with many voters, primarily with young people under the age of 30.
Sanders is extremely popular with the millennials 18 to 29-year-olds at 83 percent in New Hampshire’s primary, while holding the majority of 30 to 44-year-olds at 66 percent.
However, the 74-year-old senator starts to lose ground with 45 to 64-year-olds at 53 percent of the vote and does even worse at 65-and-over where Clinton takes over at 55 percent of the vote.
As Sanders builds momentum in the northern “white-liberal” states, many are lead to speculate that his momentum, like that of Obama back in 2008, could start spreading down to the Southern states where Clinton currently holds a commanding lead in the polls.