Sanders winning Indiana is a major upset but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the news. Everyone is covering the Trump news and ignoring the fact that there was actually a Democrat primary as well. The media narrative has always been how “chaotic” the GOP race is. Well, not so much, there is clarity tonight. The chaos belongs to the Democrats, and tonight proves it.
Sanders spoke to a rally of his supporters in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday night.
He gave his usual stump speech about income inequality, college debt and Social Security benefits.
“As of today, we have now won 17 primaries and caucuses. We have received some nine million votes. When we started this campaign, we were 60 points behind Secretary Clinton in national polls,” he said. “We end up winning the vote of people 45 years of age or younger. That is important because it tells me that the ideas that we are fighting for are the ideas for the future of America and the future of the Democratic Party.”
7:22 p.m. ET Sanders is getting the support of both men and women while Clinton continues to perform well with black voters who make up 17 percent of Democratic primary voters in Indiana. About three-quarters back Clinton. Sanders wins among the three-quarters of white Democratic Indiana primary voters.
Sanders continues to run strong with younger voters — 72 percent of 17 to 29 year olds support him. Clinton performs well among older voters — 60 percent of people over the age of 65.
More Indiana Democratic primary voters think Clinton, 50 percent, would have a better chance to defeat Trump than Sanders, 47 percent.
More voters, 76 percent, said they see Clinton’s proposed policies as more realistic than the 67 percent who said the same about Sanders’ proposed policies.
Most Clinton and Sanders supporters say they would probably or definitely vote for either candidate if they became the nominee. Thirty percent of Sanders’ primary voters currently say they would not back Clinton in November, and 19 percent of Clinton supporters say they wouldn’t vote for Sanders.
Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign.
“I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They’re wrong,” Sanders said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from New Albany, Indiana. “Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment but the voters today in Indiana had a different idea.”
Sanders spoke to the AP after he defeated Clinton in Indiana’s primary, predicting that he would achieve “more victories in the weeks to come” in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon and California. The Vermont senator acknowledged that he faced an “uphill climb” to the Democratic nomination but said he was “in this campaign to win and we are going to fight until the last vote is cast.”