As voters head to polls in five primary states Tuesday, NewsOne decided to take a look at exit poll data from New York’s primary race this week to determine just who voted for Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and what it likely means for the rest of the election season.
Indeed, the outcome of next week’s primary contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island could finally determine the Democratic presidential nominee. Why? Well, as New York goes, so goes the nation.
It’s true that nothing this election season has conformed to any paradigm, especially when Donald Trump, a reality television star, is leading the Republican presidential race. But both Trump, a native of New York, and Clinton, a transplant and former U.S. Senator, handily won New York’s primary earlier this week, and both appear poised to claim their party’s nomination based on data gathered by CBS News.
A breakdown of racial exit poll data shows that African-Americans and Hispanics helped deliver the New York primary to Clinton. The numbers matter because Sanders has struggled to gain traction with voters of color and it could spell trouble for his candidacy; Democrats have traditionally won with their support.