A large swath of those casting ballots in Tuesday’s Democratic primary think Joe Biden is the man to beat President Trump — especially women and African American voters, who fueled the former veep’s string of commanding victories.
About 80 percent in Michigan and Missouri and roughly 90 percent in Mississippi believed Biden, 77, could trounce the incumbent in November, according to AP VoteCast surveys.
And they delivered him wins in all three of those states.
Only about 60 percent of voters in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi each thought Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, could get the job done.
About 60 percent of voters were women in those three states surveyed by the Associated Press, giving Biden a big boost.
Another key Democratic demographic, African American voters, showed up for Biden.
In Mississippi, about two-thirds of ballot casters were African American.
And Biden was also able to claim voters who don’t have a college degree, the majority in Missouri and Michigan.
But when it came to age, the Vermont lawmaker still had Biden beat.
Sanders scored overwhelming wins with young voters, taking 70 percent of voters under 30 in Missouri and 64 percent in Michigan. But, the under-30 crowd accounted for just 15 percent of voters in Missouri and 13 percent in Michigan.
In all three states, about 60 percent of voters were 45 and older, a group Biden has won over with ease.
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