Preliminary exit polls in West Virginia — numbers that will be re-weighted as votes start coming in — suggest that more Democrats who are voting for Bernie Sanders on Tuesday are likely to support Donald Trump in November than Hillary Clinton.
But MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki tweeted a more remarkable data point: Almost 4 in 10 Sanders voters plan to support Trump over Sanders.
Some other preliminary exit poll nuggets, reported by CNN. About 4 in 10 West Virginia Democrats would like the next president to be less liberal than Barack Obama — a substantially higher figure than in other states, where the average has been 11 percent. Six in 10 of those voters, oddly, went for Sanders, who usually does better with more liberal voters. Sanders did about as well with moderates and self-identified conservatives in the state as he did with more liberal ones. NBC reports that those conservatives backed Sanders over Clinton.