April 27, 2016

The Two Key Stats From The Acela Primaries That Should Trouble Hillary Clinton

After last night’s primaries, Hillary Clinton is extremely confident that she will be the Democratic nominee for President. Her campaign is so sure that they are forbidding surrogates from calling on Sanders to drop out, for fear of angering Sanders and his supporters:

“Rather than make any overt calls for Sanders to get out, Clinton’s top campaign officials tried a subtler approach, stressing that after Tuesday night’s losses, it will be ‘virtually impossible’ for Sanders to catch up. And her army of surrogates have been told not to call on Sanders to drop out, but to change his tone and drop the attacks.”

While Clinton believes the Democratic primary is over, her continued poor performance among key groups points to future trouble during the general election. Last night continued the streak of primaries where Clinton did poorly among young voters and those that say their “top candidate quality” is honesty.

Below see some key numbers from the exit polls in Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania:

Connecticut

66%: The percentage by which Clinton lost among Connecticut voters aged 17 to 29 last night.

73%: The margin by which Clinton lost among voters who said their “top candidate quality” was honesty.

Pennsylvania

66%: The percentage by which Clinton lost among Pennsylvania voters aged 18 to 29 last night.

51%: The margin by which Clinton lost among voters who said their “top candidate quality” was honesty.

Maryland

39%: The percentage by which Clinton lost among Maryland voters aged 17 to 29 last night.

33%: The margin by which Clinton lost among voters who said their “top candidate quality” was honesty.