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Sanders victory over Clinton is overwhelming


Bernie Sanders didn’t just beat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, he crushed her in a resounding double-digit win.

A few polls ahead of election day suggested a massive victory for Sanders was possible, but his presidential campaign almost couldn’t have hoped for a better result.

{mosads}Just before midnight, Sanders led with 60 percent of the vote compared to Clinton’s 39 percent, a margin substantially larger than most polls had projected. 

Although Sanders’s lead could shrink a bit as the last votes are tallied, it’s a huge win for his insurgent campaign.

As of now, it would be the largest margin of victory in a contested Granite State Democratic primary since 1956. 

And his support was across the board.

NBC News exit polls showed that he won more than 80 percent of voters under age 30, two-thirds of “very liberal” voters and 68 percent of gun owners.

Sanders won across all ideological lines, all age groups and all family income brackets under $200,000. 

He also found support from female voters, who are more likely to lean toward Clinton, winning 55 percent of that group.

His total also came on the backs of independent voters, who made up 40 percent of the electorate.

Sanders won 72 percent of those who identify as political independents.

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