- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton acknowledges she has work to do in attracting young voters to her campaign, after she lost the demographic by 70 percentage points to rival Bernard Sanders in Iowa.

Among voters between ages 17 to 29, the senator from Vermont won 84 percent of the vote in Iowa compared with Mrs. Clinton’s 14 percent Monday.

“I accept the fact that I have work to do to convey what I stand for what I’ve accomplished, what I want to do for young people in our country,” Mrs. Clinton said at a Democratic town hall meeting hosted by CNN in Derry, New Hampshire, on Wednesday. “Here’s what I want young people to know: They don’t have to be for me; I’m going to be for them.”

The youth vote will likely come to play in New Hampshire, which holds the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, and where Mr. Sanders leads Mrs. Clinton in the polls by a 33-point margin. In New Hampshire, millennials make up about a third of the electorate but aren’t a reliable voting bloc.

 

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