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Hillary Clinton splits younger, older Democratic women - CNNPolitics.com
Very interesting statistics.Los Angeles (CNN)When Hillary Clinton became the first woman to clinch the nomination of a major political party, she marked the moment as a milestone. But many of the millennial women supporting Bernie Sanders weren't celebrating this week.
"To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want—even president. Tonight is for you. --H," the candidate tweeted Tuesday evening. But a number of young women who attended Sanders' election night rally in Santa Monica didn't even bother to listen to her speech.
One of Clinton's most fascinating challenges during her primary campaign has been her struggle to excite young women, particularly millennials. Taking a look back at the primary campaign in its totality, that generational divide was huge.
CNN's Polling Director Jennifer Agiesta analyzed the age and gender breakdown in 27 states where CNN conducted exit and entrance polls during the primaries -- and found that overall, Clinton led Sanders 61% to 37% among women.
But when she analyzed the age and gender breakdown across those 27 states, Sanders led Clinton by an average of 37 percentage points among women 18 to 29 -- a stunning result given Clinton's emphasis on the historic nature of her candidacy.