Donald Trump scored big with millennial voters Tuesday, according to an analysis of exit poll data.
More than 150,000 young Republicans voted in Pennsylvania, and 52% of them cast their ballots for Trump, giving him his biggest win among 18 to 29-year-olds in any state so far, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement. Trump also landed a victory in Maryland, winning 33% of young voters there in a narrow victory over Ted Cruz.
Trump does not normally have a high level of support among millennials and neither does Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who regularly loses among that age group to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Young voters are turning out to the polls in unprecedented numbers this primary season and set records in Maryland and Connecticut on Tuesday, CIRCLE found.
But the millennial Democrats did not support Clinton the way their peers supported Trump; Clinton lost with young Democrats in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania, with Bernie Sanders winning by large margins—83% to 17% in Connecticut, 68% to 29% in Maryland and 83% to 17% in Pennsylvania. (Clinton still won all three states.)
While there were five contests on Tuesday, CIRLCE did not collect exit poll data for Rhode Island or Delaware.