HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSMiami/AP) — Hillary Clinton got a winning boost from older voters who turned out in larger numbers Tuesday than the younger voting bloc that swamped rival Bernie Sanders with support in Connecticut’s presidential primary, exit polls showed.
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz got more bad news than just losing the election to Donald Trump. About 4 in 10 Connecticut Republicans said they would not vote for Cruz in November if he is the party nominee, while about a fourth said they would not support Trump if he wins the nomination and a Kasich nominee drew the same response.
Sanders was favored by about 7 out of 10 Democratic voters between the ages of 17 and 44, but the younger set made up fewer than 40 percent of the voters. Just under 3 in 5 voters between the ages of 45 and 64 cast their ballots for Clinton, while 7 in 10 of those older than 65 voted for her, according to the poll.
About 3 of 5 Democratic voters said Clinton is the candidate better suited to beat Trump in the November election. But more than half said Sanders inspires them more than Clinton about the future of the Democratic Party. Six in 10 Democrats said they would definitely support either Sanders or Clinton in the general election, the polls showed.
About two-thirds of Republicans said they would want the eventual GOP nominee to be the person who got the most votes in the primary season, even if they don’t get a majority. Among them, about 8 in 10 voted for Trump. Among those who said if there is no majority going into the party convention, delegates should choose the best candidate, about 6 out of 10 voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and 1 out of 5 for Ted Cruz.
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