According to the NBC News Entrance Polls, age, ideological differences, and issues have influenced which split Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses held on Feb. 1, 2016. At 11:20 p.m. CST, the two are still neck and neck.
Those Democratic voters who preferred experience in a candidate chose Clinton, 88 percent additionally, 68 percent of those constituents chose her to continue the policies already put into place by President Obama. Those voters who believed health care was the most pressing issue chose Clinton at 59 percent, as well as those who were over the age of 65. She was also popular among married women and moderates in the Iowa caucus.
Those who supported Sanders, however, were a different selection of Democrats in Iowa. Young voters and 83 percent of the constituents who put value in trust and honesty in a Democratic candidate. He also garnered 61 percent of those who support income equality and 58 percent of voters who identify themselves as extremely liberal.
Sanders was also able to pull in support from those attending a caucus for the first time and voters who want Obama’s replacement to implement more liberal policies.
By Jeanette Smith
NBC News: Iowa Entrance Poll Results: Why Clinton and Sanders Are So Close
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