Bernie Sanders fans at Wellesley College are broadcasting their support online ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
This wouldn’t be notable, except that Wellesley is Hillary Clinton’s alma mater and often described as a strong base of support for her campaign.
As one of the country’s top all-women colleges, Wellesley has plenty of students who support Clinton and want to see a woman elected president. But as the video below reveals, there are also students who, like many of their millennial peers, are more inclined toward Sanders for 2016:
The video, released Tuesday, is starting to get some play online. And it’s not shy about sticking it to Clinton with slides of text: “At Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater, students are feeling the Bern.”
The timing is a little awkward given news that Sanders dominated Clinton with Iowa voters under 45 on Monday night. As The Post’s Rosalind Helderman and Scott Clement report, the former Secretary of State could face a similar problem in New Hampshire next week:
Typically, younger voters do not turn out as reliably as older ones. But Monday night’s entrance polls and other opinion surveys suggest a massive advantage for Sanders among those who do turn out — young women and men alike. Ninety-three percent of caucus-goers under 30, for instance, said Sanders shared their values, compared with 53 percent who felt that way about Clinton, helping Sanders surge past Obama’s performance in that age bracket eight years earlier, according to the entrance surveys.
Even Wellesley students who back Clinton acknowledged that Sanders has traction on campus:
Clinton enjoys a lot of support at her own alma mater, the all-female Wellesley College in Massachusetts. But there, too, Sanders dominates online, said Laura Prebble, 19, and Juliette Sander, 18, freshmen at the school who said they support Clinton.
“People are always putting up Bernie pictures or Bernie quotes,” said Prebble, who grew up in Wisconsin … But the two students agreed that the idea of electing the first female president is powerfully moving to them.