Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary on Tuesday night, narrowly defeating Hillary Clinton 50 to 48 percent. According to Eric Garcia of Roll Call:
“Clinton will emerge with more delegates but with new doubts about her campaign’s appeal to blue-collar voters as she heads into important primaries in such industrial states as Ohio, Illinois and Missouri on March 15.”
Sanders beat Clinton among white voters 57 to 42 percent, but among African-American voters, Clinton beat Sanders 65 to 30 percent.
Also on Tuesday, Clinton beat Sanders in Mississippi overwhelmingly with over 80% of the vote. Mississippi will likely stay in the GOP column in November, but Michigan is usually considered a swing state.
Tuesday night showed that Sanders still has an enduring message that resonates with voters. It also shows how polls can be incorrect. Recent polls showed Sanders trailing Clinton in Michigan by double digits, and he emerged victorious.