New Hampshire pulls staggering results

After losing to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucuses by a narrow percentage, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night by nearly 20 percent.

With 60 percent of the Democratic vote, Sanders accredited high voter turnout for having a hand in his victory.

According to this same exit poll, Trump was the top pick for a majority of voters who are under the age of 64.

Among all voters under the age of 30 Sanders beat Clinton by a whopping 84-15 percent margin, according to an exit poll conducted by ABC News

On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump won 35 percent of the vote and Ohio governor John Kasich came in second with 16 percent, according to an exit poll done by CNN.

However, the primary that will be happening in Ohio on March 15 will be different from the one we saw in New Hampshire, according to University political science professor David Jackson.

“We’re a much more representative reflection(s) of the rest of the country than New Hampshire, demographically,” Jackson said. “Ohio is always a competitive state in general elections for president because of the fact that demographically and politically [Ohio is] very much like the country overall.”

While it’s unsure if college students will vote more in this election than in previous years, Jackson says we may not know for sure if young voters are showing up in higher numbers.

Film Production major Nicole Bogdanobic hopes that more students come out and vote.

“I just feel like a lot of people…think that this stuff just doesn’t apply to them, but it does,” she said. “I hope there’s a greater population of people voting.”

Jackson pointed out though that things in elections change fast.

According to the exit poll done by ABC News, Bernie Sanders has most of the white vote and Clinton has the most of the non-white vote.

Jackson also recommended that if students do register to vote, they should register in Wood County while attending Bowling Green State University.

“If you plan to be a student here for four years, you’re basically going to spend 36 out of 48 months of the next four years living in Bowling Green,” he said. “There’s always this thought that students have: ‘Yeah, well I’ll go home to vote….’ It’s too easy to skip over and forget.”

This article has been updated by the original author.
This article was printed on Feb. 11, 2016 in the independent student publication, The BG News which can be found here.

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