Hillary Clinton’s showing in yesterday’s New Hampshire primaries might be described as a shellacking, a good ol’ fashioned arse-whooping and an embarrassment. Despite just about every possible advantage on her side — a running start with unparalleled name recognition, more money and a Democrat party and liberal media on her side — Hillary lost to opponent Bernie Sanders by a huge 22.4 point margin. (She’d been hoping to lose by only a single-digit margin — no such luck for the Queen.)Drilling down into the demographics behind last night’s results shouldn’t be any cause for optimism for the Queen. Even what the New York Times tried to call “silver linings” for Clinton, don’t actually sound like great news for her prospects. As The New York Times reports, Hillary Clinton only bested Bernie Sanders in two demographic groups: voters 65 and older and families earning more than $200,000 per year.
Senator Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton among nearly every demographic group in the Democratic New Hampshire primary, according to exit polls.
He carried majorities of both men and women. He won among those with and without college degrees. He won among gun owners and non-gun owners. He beat Mrs. Clinton among previous primary voters and those participating for the first time. And he ran ahead among both moderates and liberals.
Even so, there were a few silver linings for Mrs. Clinton. While Mr. Sanders bested her among all age groups younger than 45, the two candidates polled evenly among voters aged 45 to 64. And Mrs. Clinton won the support of voters 65 and older. And, though Mrs. Clinton lost nearly every income group, she did carry voters in families earning over $200,000 per year.
One stunning failure amidst the demographics was Hillary’s performance among women. Even with surrogates like former secretary of state Madeleine Albright shaming them into supporting Hillary based on her gender alone, women nonetheless handed Hillary an unmistakeable rebuke. You’ll recall Albright threatening ‘there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,’ at a recent Clinton rally in New Hampshire. Well, apparently hell might be overrun with newcomers after yesterday’s primary. As ABC News reports:
Sanders won women by 53-46 percent… Sixty-nine percent of women under 45 backed Sanders (including 82 percent of those under 30 women), while Clinton won women 45 and older by 56-43 percent.
Yep, so the woman who could possibly deliver the “first female presidency” lost not just the female vote, but also just about every other demographic except seniors and 1%ers — people in her own image (except for the female part — hmmm…).And that, according to the New York Times, is the good news.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]