Iowa State University

Sanders voters back Clinton with varied levels of enthusiasm

Bernie Sanders

Voting for Hillary Clinton on Saturday was a lot easier for Nathaniel Pleasants, a 34-year-old who caucused for Bernie Sanders during the Iowa primary in February, than he thought it would be.

"I was a little unsure of what I wanted to do, but it did assure me to hear Bernie talk and to see all the similarities," the retail worker said after attending a Sanders rally for Clinton in Ames Saturday.

It was in the Hawkeye state many months ago where Sanders' presidential campaign, despite losing the state's caucuses by less than half a percentage point, gained a new level of national credibility. And it's one of several states where Clinton will need the votes of...