Sanders Faces Demographic Hurdles in Iowa & Beyond

David Byler, Real Clear Politics – January 26, 2016

Sanders would also have to overcome the gender gap mentioned above. In the 2008 Democratic caucuses, women outnumbered men, 57 percent-43 percent, and there is no reason to believe voter makeup will change significantly this time. That means winning 55 percent of the women in the caucuses is worth more votes than winning 55 percent of the men. Sanders would likely need to either bite into Clinton’s advantage with women or create a larger advantage with men in order to win next Monday.

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