Supporters wave signs as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at West High School on March 21, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Wisconsin Exit Poll: Sanders beats Clinton with strong support from younger voters and men

Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin Democratic primary by taking a significant 64 percent share of the votes from men who represented nearly half of the Democratic electorate today, according to the NBC News Exit Poll.

Sanders also secured his win by maintaining significant strength with young voters, winning 82 percent of the votes cast from those under age 30 and 73 percent of all Democrats under age 45. Clinton drew majority support from those ages 45 and older (56 percent to 43 percent for Sanders).

Clinton also continues to suffer among voters who consider honesty the quality that matters most for the next Democratic nominee. These voters represented a third of the Democratic electorate in Wisconsin (33 percent) and more than eight in 10 supported Sanders. He also dominated Clinton among independents, 72 percent to 28 percent.

When asked which candidate inspires them more about the future of the country, a 59 percent majority said Sanders.

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