The latest poll puts Sanders in a comfortable double digit lead just as he starts swinging at his opponents.
It’s no wonder Sanders is pulling all the punches. Especially considering his track record. He won the last Democratic primary. But he certainly didn’t end up on the ballot.
I’m not one to believe in the polls too much. Especially after their failed predictions in 2016. But we have a long history of valuing poll data, so we might as well take a look at the latest version of “survey says.”
According to Breitbart:
The National Public Radio/Marist/PBS Newshour poll, released early Tuesday morning, shows Sanders with 31%, far ahead of Bloomberg, who is in second place with 19%. The poll was conducted Feb. 13-16 — i.e. after the New Hampshire primary — on land lines and mobile phones among a sample of 527 “Democrats and Democratic leaning independents” registered to vote, with a 5.4% margin of error.
The poll shows that Sanders is clearly the frontrunner — and it is also the fourth qualifying national poll to show Bloomberg at or above 10%, meaning that he will qualify for Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline Tuesday night, though he is not on the ballot in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses. Fellow billionaire Tom Steyer, who is at 2% in seventh place in the poll, has met the polling threshold required by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), but not yet in “qualifying” polls.
After Sanders with 31%, and Bloomberg with 19%, come former Vice President Joe Biden in third, with 15%; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in fourth, with 12%; Sen. Amy Klobuchar in fifth, with 9%; and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in sisxth, with 8%. Buttigieg currently leads in terms of delegates after finishing second in total votes in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
Sounds like good news, until you consider what happened with Hillary.
Sanders can’t rely on polls to keep his campaign rolling. He’s got to show up like a cage fighter and take out every opponent they throw his way.
He already took a few jabs at President Trump with his latest TV ads. In one such ad, Sanders goes for a direct hit against Trump, tagging the president as “the most corrupt president in American history.” Was he hibernating during the Obama Administration? Because Sanders certainly hit the nail on the wrong head.
Of course, Sanders knows he won’t stand a chance against the President. But I give him props for at least throwing a punch. It’s probably the most daring move of his long lifetime. Now, Sanders is aiming at his fellow Democrats.
At a recent rally, the rock band known as “Portugal. The Man” stepped in to help bring in a crowd of approximately 17,000 people. Bernie almost thought he’d stumbled upon a Trump rally. Thus, Bernie took a step away from his typical speech style long enough to throw a right hook at Michael Bloomberg.
“Today we say to Mayor Bloomberg: we are a democracy, not an oligarchy, you’re not gonna buy this election,” Sanders told the crowd, taking a shot at the former mayor’s record, including what Sanders described as his “racist policies like stop and frisk.”
“We say to Mr. Bloomberg, you are certainly not going to win when you have a record in New York City that included racist policies like stop and frisk which caused communities of color to live in fear and humiliation in New York City,” the presidential hopeful said.
Bernie started off strong, but then he went off the rails.
“You’re not going to win an election when you opposed raising the minimum wage,” Sanders said, adding that those who “have billions of dollars” should “not be opposed to raising the minimum wage above $7.25.”
I guess the supreme socialist isn’t well-versed on a little concept we like to call inflation. As capitalism teaches us, you raise minimum wage, then businesses raise prices to cover the payroll. The price of living goes up. And that raise ends up on paper only. It leaves nothing for the pockets.
While Bernie’s policies are asinine, it’s entertaining to watch the left pick each other off one by one. And with only one day to the day Democrat debate, we’re about to see a lot more in-fighting destroy the dems. In fact, they’re making it almost too easy for Trump to obliterate them.