(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton—his recent string of victories notwithstanding—to poor people not voting.
“Poor people don’t vote,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I mean, that’s just a fact. That’s a sad reality of American society.”
What’s a fact is that when poor people do vote, they are not voting for Bernie Sanders.
As the Washington Post observed, “Sanders has lost Democratic voters with household incomes below $50,000 by 55 percent to 44 percent to Clinton across primaries where network exit polls have been conducted.”
He lost to Clinton 21 percent among voters bringing in more than $100,000 a year and by 9 points among middle income voters, according to the newspaper.
So if more poor people were voting, if the current trends hold true, Clinton would be beating Sanders by an even larger margin.