New Hampshire Voters Favored One New England Candidate Much More Than Another in New Hampshire Primary
After the February 11 primary in New Hampshire, it’s evident that the majority of NH voters favor one New Englander over another. Bernie Sanders, from Vermont, came in first place, getting 25.7% of votes. Elizabeth Warren, from Massachusetts, came in fourth place, receiving less than 10% of votes.
Because Warren’s votes did not exceed 15%, she did not receive any delegates, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, who was in the same position.
Warren has been the senior Massachusetts Senator since 2013, but voters in the neighboring state did not show their support in the polls. Instead, New Hampshire voters favored the Senator from another neighboring state, Bernie Sanders.
Warren has not been getting much support in New Hampshire for a couple of months now. A tweet from January shows a video of a rally Warren was holding on January 10.
In the video, which has been viewed over 150k times, the rally is taking place in a fairly empty gymnasium. The user who tweeted the video even used laughing emojis and poked fun at the fact the the facility warned people of the expected crowds that Warren failed to draw.
Some voters are suspicious of Warren after her poor performance in New Hampshire.
Many people expected Warren to do better in a New England state because she and her policies are more well-known in this area. But, some Twitter users applauded her perseverance.
Others, however, took this loss in such close proximity to her home state as a major red flag.
This particular Twitter user used Warren’s loss to further push his opinion that Warren is untruthful by arguing that the people who, in theory, should be supporting her, did not.
Warren not only came in fourth place in the state as a whole, but she also came in fourth or worse in every city and town in New Hampshire. The town/city results accurately represented the state’s opinion as a whole, which may be a telling sign about the nation’s perception of Warren overall.
Some Warren supporters took to Twitter to say that after her poor performance in NH, they will be switching to support Sanders because they believe he has the best chance of beating Trump.
Other Warren supporters will not budge in their position, like this woman who jokes that she wants to divorce her husband because he voted for Sanders.
Other Twitter users blamed Warren’s loss on external reasons, like this user:
This user believes that Warren underperformed because of the Boston Globe’s endorsement timing.
After the NH primary, Sanders supporters are excited to move on and prepare for other primaries, especially in New England.
This user is now focused on Massachusetts, Warren’s home state. Sanders supporters have hope that they can win in Massachusetts after the large disparity in voted between Sanders and Warren in NH.
This Sanders supporter says that they have already been able to convert many Massachusetts citizens from Warren to Sanders.
Another user blames Warren’s poor performance on the fact that she is from Massachusetts. Many other areas of the country have a poor perception of people from Massachusetts, earning them the nickname “Massholes.”
Some “massholes” support her solely for that reason. The “masshole” mentality includes believing that Massachusetts is better than every other state in many ways, especially sports.
But, not all massholes have such polarizing opinions of Warren. Some, like this user, like Warren, but do not support her as President.
The Massachusetts Democratic Primary is coming up on March 3. This election, in Warren’s home state, will be Sanders’ chance to prove that he is the favored candidate in New England, and perhaps in all of America.