Hillary Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to Bernie Sanders in a resounding fashion on Tuesday – receiving only 36 percent of the vote – which is especially jolting when remembering that she received 67 percent of the vote in 2008 there. Exit polls revealed Clinton’s pledge to put coal miners “out of business” played a role in her huge loss.
CNN exit polls found only 29 percent of voters from coal-industry households supported Clinton, compared to 40 percent of voters from non-coal households.
ABC News exit polls showed similar results, with Clinton getting a paltry 31 percent from voters with a coal industry worker in the household.
CBS News exit polls painted a starker picture, with “almost two-thirds” of voters in coal industry households supporting Sanders.
If the exit polls are not enough, see these headlines from the last 36 hours on Clinton’s efforts in West Virginia:
Politico: Clinton haunted by coal country comment
The Washington Post: Why putting coal miners out of work is a very bad thing to say in West Virginia
The Washington Free Beacon: McCaskill: Clinton’s Coal Comments Were ‘Unfortunate’
The Hill: Clinton’s coal gaffe likely hurt in West Virginia
Clinton’s loss in a state she previously won by 41 points is one more indicator that there’s a real cost to pay for the Environmentalist Left’s war on energy.