ATLANTA, USA (CNN) – Former US Vice President Joe Biden expanded his winning coalition on Tuesday night, winning another major victory in the Democratic primary, in the south with black and moderate voters, while also winning groups that went to Senator Bernie Sanders in Vermont in 2016, according to polls.
The white voters, who had a college education, left Sanders and supported Biden. Sanders also lost the support of independent voters, another demographic democrat who supported the Social Democrat by far fewer margins than they did four years ago.
The results followed the same voting pattern on Big Tuesday, as Biden continued to strengthen his position in front of Democratic voters, focusing heavily on one goal: defeating President Donald Trump in November.
The results of the voting in the primaries, as polls showed on Tuesday night, were as follows:
Biden wins and Sanders loses in Michigan and Missouri
In both Michigan and Missouri, Biden received support from groups that Sanders won by large margins in 2016, especially white voters.
In Michigan, initial exit polls show Biden’s lead over Sanders’ account that even among white men who had a college education, despite Sanders won that group by a difference of nearly 2 to 1 four years ago.
Independent voters preferred Sanders by 43 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in 2016, but he led Biden with only one number in 2020.
Opinion polls in Missouri showed that Biden is significantly ahead of Sanders among men without a college degree, a group that Sanders won in 2016 by 60%, and Clinton led by 21 percentage points. Sanders also lost support among independent Missouri voters: about half of the votes were in his favor in 2020, down from about 67% in 2016.
Mississippi reinforces Biden’s southern sweep
Black voters in Mississippi achieved another leadership victory for Biden in the south, as he aimed to build on the momentum that began with his victory on February 29 in South Carolina.
Nearly two-thirds of Mississippi Democratic voters were black, and those voters supported Biden by a difference of 8 to 1, with nearly 9 out of 10 saying they voted for Biden compared to just over 1 in 10 in favor of Sanders. 7 out of 10 black voters in Missouri voted for Biden on Tuesday.
Democratic voters trust Biden to tackle the crisis
Exit polls have shown that Democratic voters trust Biden more than Sanders to tackle a major crisis.
In Missouri, results show that 6 out of 10 primary Democratic voters are confident that Biden will tackle a major crisis, while Sanders has about a quarter.
In Michigan, where the poll reflected only those who voted on Election Day, nearly half of the main Democratic voters said they trusted Biden among Democratic candidates to tackle a major crisis. While about a third said they trust Sanders to deal with the crisis.
The numbers are similar in Washington state, where about half of the core Democrats said they trusted Biden to tackle the crisis. Named about a quarter of Sanders and about 1 in 5 chose the Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who walked out of the race on Thursday. Voters cast their ballots by mail in Washington, and many ballot papers were mailed.
Grand Prize .. Michigan
About 4 out of 10 Michigan Democrats choose health care as their top issue, according to early polls. About a quarter chose income variation, one in 5 chose climate change, and one in 10 chose race relations.
About 6 out of 10 voters in Michigan, with the priority of the health care issue, supported Biden to run, while about 4 out of 10 voters went to Sanders. Sanders narrowly beat Biden among voters who prioritized income inequality.
Nearly 6 out of 10 support the replacement of private health insurance with one government plan for all. About half of them say the nation’s economy needs comprehensive reform, while more than 2 out of 5 want minor changes and less than 1 in 10 think it works well.
Supporters of Sanders’ private insurance scheme went, about 6 out of 10, while about three-quarters of the voters who opposed her voted for Biden.
Corona virus in the 2020 race
In Washington, where the focus is on HIV cases, more than 8 out of 10 primary Democratic voters said they were at least somewhat concerned about the effects of the outbreak, including nearly 4 out of 10, who said they were “very concerned”, As Biden and Sanders’ campaigns canceled rallies, on Tuesday night.
Older voters were more anxious than younger voters, with about half of those 65 and older saying they were “very concerned” about it, compared to only one out of every 7 under the age of 45.
Looking to November: How Democrats Will Deal with Trump
Nearly 9 out of 10 Democrats in Washington said they would vote for the Democrat in November, regardless of who the candidate is, according to early polls. About 8 out of 10 in Michigan said the same thing – including 9 out of 10 Biden supporters and 8 out of 10 Sanders supporters. About 1 in 5 of Sanders voters in Michigan will not commit to voting for Democrats in November, regardless of who the candidate is.
About 6 out of 10 Michigan voters and more in Washington, 8 out of 10, are angry at the Trump administration. Only one number said they were enthusiastic or satisfied with the current administration.
Initial Michigan polls show that about 3 out of every 5 Democrats on election day prefer a candidate who can beat Trump over someone who agrees to these issues.
This number is even higher in Washington state, where nearly 7 out of 10 say they want someone better than Trump.
Qualifications of the candidate
For those who vote in Mississippi and Washington, the country’s unification was the highest ingredient they were looking for in the candidate.
Biden won more than 9 out of ten of these voters in Mississippi and nearly two-thirds of the electorate in Washington. Sanders also won soundly among the Mississippi voters who brought about the necessary change and who were caring for people like them who have attributes to them, but Sanders surpassed the former Vice President among Washington voters who wanted change.
For Michigan voters, the presence of a candidate who could bring about the desired change was most important, and more than half of them believed that Sanders was the qualified man for the job. Missouri voters have also prioritized a candidate who can make the desired change but are equally divided between Sanders and Biden. In both states, voters looking to unify the country chose Biden.
Biden won the support of voters in union families in Michigan and Missouri, by easily beating Sanders. About 3 out of 10 Michigan voters and a quarter in Missouri belong to a family with a union member.
Both candidates played for unions during the campaign, as Biden warned that his opponent would take away the health care coverage to which workers are exposed through “healthcare for all”, which would establish a government-run national insurance program and essentially eliminate private policies. Biden, on the other hand, supports adding a government-run option to the Affordable Care Act exchange.
Sanders responded by attacking Biden for his support of free trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, a painful topic for many Michigan residents who saw their auto jobs moving to Mexico. While the United Auto Workers’ Union did not endorse one of the candidates, a former union boss announced that he supported Sanders.
Biden also garnered the majority of votes among non-union families in Michigan and about half of the vote in Missouri. Sanders won by less than half in both states.
Union support was also a problem last month in Nevada, where influential culinary union leaders made clear that they did not support Medicaid for All. However, Sanders got the largest share of union votes, although the field was divided between more candidates at the time.
CNN polls conducted by Edison Research of the National Electoral Party in four states were voted on March 10.
The results are based on interviews conducted throughout the day with randomly chosen Democratic voters at voting sites in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi.
Results in these states reflect only those who cast their ballots on voting day. In Washington, a telephone poll was conducted to interview those who voted by mail.