South Carolina: Clinton Beats Sanders by Nearly 50 Points

By Staff | February 27, 2016 | 9:23pm EST
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( -Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont by nearly 50 percentage points in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary on Saturday.

With 99 percent of the vote counted, Clinton had 73.5 percent and Sanders had 26.0 percent--giving Clinton a 47.5 point lead.

Clinton beat Sanders 68 percent to 32 percent among men, according to the exit poll published by CNN, and 79 percent to 21 percent among women.

The exit poll showed that Sanders managed to best Clinton among young voters age 17 to 29, among whom he took 54 percent to her 46 percent. But Clinton defeated Sanders by wide margins among voters in brackets 30 and over, according to the poll. She beat him 75 percent to 25 percent among those 33 to 44 years old, 77 percent to 22 percent among voters 45 to 64, and 88 percent to 11 percent among voters 65 and older.

Clinton beat Sanders 54 percent to 46 percent among white voters, according to the exit poll, and 86 percent to 14 percent among black voters.

Clinton also beat Sanders among all income groups. She beat him 81 percent to 19 percent among voters with incomes of less than $30,000, according to the exit poll. She beat him 71 percent to 29 percent among voters with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000. She beat him 66 percent to 33 percent among voters with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000. And she beat him 70 percent to 30 percent among voters with incomes between $100,000 and $200,000.

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