TIME 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton Has a Big Lead Over Bernie Sanders in Florida Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms stands on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on Sept. 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Scott Eisen—Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms stands on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on Sept. 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

69% of women back Clinton, versus 24% for Sanders, a new poll found

Hillary Clinton’s popularity with women has propelled her to lead among likely Democratic voters in Florida.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, the former Secretary of State has a 26-point lead over Sanders overall, with 69% of women backing Clinton versus 24% for the Vermont Senator.

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the poll, predicted a “blowout” for Clinton in the March 15 primary, saying that she “would have to undergo a political meltdown of historic proportions to lose this contest.”

The majority of young voters (51%) between the ages of 18 to 44 back Sanders, while Clinton has 64% support among voters between the ages of 45 to 64 years old, the poll found.

The poll surveyed 476 likely Democratic primary voters in Florida from Feb. 21 to 24. The findings have a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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