NEW HAMPSHIRE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders swept New Hampshire on Tuesday, crushing Hillary Clinton in a win that left him poised to claim the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sanders won New Hampshire, a state he had lost to Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in last year’s election.
The senator from Vermont, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, won more than 90 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the state’s Republican Party.
Sanders led Clinton in the Democratic primary by nearly 10 percentage points, according a Reuters/Ipsos poll released earlier this month.
The New Hampshire results were significant for Sanders, who has struggled in the state in recent weeks amid a bitter primary battle.
Sanders has struggled to win voters with a message of economic equality, and Clinton has won New England with a populist message that appealed to working-class voters and young voters.
But Clinton’s victory was seen by some as an outlier and a disappointment for Sanders supporters, who had hoped to see her defeat of Sanders.
Sanders’ victory was particularly remarkable because it was a win for Sanders’ supporters who had campaigned hard to get out the vote in New Hampshire.
But it also marked a significant blow to Clinton, who campaigned in the traditionally Democratic state in an attempt to broaden her appeal.
Clinton’s win comes after Sanders has had a hard time turning out supporters and has failed to win over a sizable swath of independents who tend to vote Democratic.
Clinton has had trouble turning out voters in New England, where Sanders is popular among Democrats but where many in the party are angry with her and other candidates.
Sanders also won New Mexico, a Democratic stronghold, and Pennsylvania, where he won the primary.