2016 Kansas Democratic presidential caucuses

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The 2016 Kansas Democratic presidential caucuses took place on March 5 in the U.S. state of Kansas as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

2016 Kansas Democratic presidential caucuses

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Candidate Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton
Home state Vermont New York
Delegate count 23 10
Popular vote 26,637 12,593
Percentage 67.90% 32.10%

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Election results by congressional district.
  Bernie Sanders

On the same day, Democratic primaries were held in Louisiana and in Nebraska, while the Republican Party held primaries in four states including their own Kansas caucuses.

Opinion pollingEdit

Poll source Date 1st 2nd 3rd Other
Caucus results March 5, 2016 Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton
Fort Hays State University[1]

Margin of error: ± 5.0
Sample size: 440

February 19–26, 2016 Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Undecided 44%
Suffolk University[2]

Margin of error: ± ?
Sample size: 118

September 27–30, 2014 Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Warren
Joe Biden
Andrew Cuomo 4%, Martin O'Malley 1%, Other 2%, Undecided/Refused 14%


Kansas Democratic caucuses, March 5, 2016
Candidate District delegates Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 26,637 67.90% 23 0 23
Hillary Clinton 12,593 32.10% 10 4 14
Uncommitted N/A 0 0 0
Total 39,230 100% 33 4 37
Source: The Green Papers


As he did throughout most other states that held caucuses, as well as most farm belt and Great Plains states, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by a two-to-one margin in Kansas, one of the reddest states in the nation. Sanders ran up big margins in urban areas including Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Wichita, but also won in very rural areas. He won all four congressional districts in the state, never dipping below 60% of the vote. His worst showing was in Kansas's Third Congressional District which borders Missouri, where he received 62% of the vote.


  1. ^ "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton hold leads in Kansas poll, but many voters are undecided".
  2. ^ "Suffolk Kansas Toplines" (PDF). suffolk.edu. Retrieved 2015-07-09.