Who won New Hampshire Primary 2016 last night: Latest results, update
If Hillary Clinton was hoping to beat Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire Democratic primary 2016, she must be feeling very upset. Even if she was hoping to end very close, then too she must be feeling disenchanted with her well-oiled campaign.
Democratic socialist Bernie Sandersâ€™ decisive win over Hillary Clinton might rock her boat that seemed to be sailing on very peaceful waters. Vermont Senator won more than 60 percent support from Democratic supporters in New Hampshire primary while Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state got merely 38 percent votes from Democratic primary voters.
This is a huge shock and its reverberations are going to be felt in her campaign. You are going to feel the impact of the loss on her campaign style in the days to come and will witness many heads rolling. Though till now she hasnâ€™t blamed her campaign managers for the loss in New Hampshire she will certainly do it in the days to come.
Not just Democrats voted for the 74-year old Senders, he also got support from independent voters and a belief that he was more honest and trustworthy than Clinton, who won New Hampshire eight years ago against then-candidate Barack Obama.
After winning the New Hampshire primary decisively a beaming Sanders said, “The government of our great country belongs to all of the people, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACsâ€¦from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California.” His win will likely prompt rank-and-file Democrats â€” and some major campaign donors â€” to give his campaign a second look as the race shifts to contests in Clinton-friendly states like Nevada and South Carolina. Sanders stuck to core campaign themes this week in an effort to avoid upsetting a race trending his way.
Sandersâ€™ supporters too were extremely jubilant with the outcome. â€œWhat the people here have said is given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics, and establishment economicsâ€¦The people want real change”, said Sanders while addressing his supporters after the impressive win.
Despite the win apprehensions about the viability of his campaign persists. To address this skepticism Sanders aides said they plan to focus on introducing the Vermont senator to a broader swath of the country, including minority voters, a group that largely backs Clinton. On Wednesday, they will launch ads in Oklahoma, Minnesota, Colorado and Massachusetts â€” all states where they believe Sanders can expand his following. Those ads will focus on Sanders’ personal history, including his immigrant father and early work as a civil rights activist in college. This may help him reach out to those who seem to be the supporters of Clintons.