- Apr 4, 2010
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Marco Rubio is calling it quits, as Trump won Rubio's home state of Florida.
It's more likely that Sanders supporters won't turn out at all. Hillary most recent wins are a result of declining turnout, and with most media outlets already talking like she already has the nomination, I'm not surprised that people have just given up.I wonder since Bernie Sanders' odds seem slim now (though there's still hope I'd like to imagine for him!), if the vast majority of his supporters, many of whom are really passionate about Bernie's policies precisely because they do want to change what's perceived as "establishment", would be willing to pick Clinton instead as their second choice or if some would go towards Trump or even another candidate, or else do something like a protest vote.
That's one wildcard that people have been talking about, with some suggesting that might be the case and a significant factor in the election while others say that when push comes to shove, the majority of the Sanders supporters would still go for Hillary out of "pragmatism".
Sanders did well among Hispanics in Nevada also.I wonder why Hispanics in Chicago seem to have supported Sanders more than Hispanics elsewhere (as well as African Americans in Chicago) but my impression does seem to be that young (perhaps college-aged or college-going, or maybe 20-30 somethings) White or Hispanic (and even Asian, though they're a smaller population) Chicagoans tend to be more the ones with the pro-Bernie messages/stickers/pins more prominently displayed walking down the street, as compared to African Americans though I do see Sanders supporters openly identifying themselves, again mostly young people, of all races.
*Political* home state. But remember that she grew up in Chicago, and was, uh, the consort to the Arkansas governor...New York would be interesting to watch, as it is HRC's home state (and the state where Sanders had his formative years). Oh, and it is rich in delegates too.
Unless things change dramatically, New York is very favorable to HRC. She should win NYC and Westchester/Long Island easily. However I could see Sanders doing well Upstate.New York would be interesting to watch, as it is HRC's home state (and the state where Sanders had his formative years). Oh, and it is rich in delegates too.