Last night Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin beating Hillary Clinton 56 percent to 43 percent. According to CNN’s exit poll, Sanders nearly split the vote with Clinton on women earning 50 percent to Clinton’s 49 percent. Among unmarried women, Sanders posted even more impressive numbers earning 56 percent of the vote from unmarried women compared to 43 percent for Clinton. The Wisconsin primary shows that women are receptive to Sanders’s message, despite the narrative in the media that Sanders supporters are “Bernie bro” men.
Sanders’s win in Wisconsin sets up the battle for New York, a state that he once called home and a state that Clinton represented in the U.S. Senate. Sanders said last week at a rally in the Bronx, “If we win here in New York, we are going to make it to the White House.”