Sanders Leads Clinton, Trounces Trump in New Poll

MARCH 24TH, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Buoyed by a new national poll putting him ahead of Hillary Clinton and outpacing Republican White House hopefuls by big margins, Bernie Sanders returned here for a rally on Thursday two days ahead of contests in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.

The new Bloomberg Politics national poll found that Sanders is now the first choice of 49 percent of those who already have voted or plan to vote in this year’s Democratic contests. The former secretary of state was the choice of 48 percent.

Looking ahead to November’s general election, Sanders was 24 points ahead of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He outpolled U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas by 12 points and held a four-point lead over Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Clinton, in sharp contrast, lost to Kasich by four points and held much narrower leads than Sanders over Cruz and Trump.

The Bloomberg survey was only the latest in a string of polls putting Sanders way ahead of Trump and doing consistently better than Clinton against Trump and the other Republicans in a general election. According toRealClearPolitics, Sanders led Trump on average by 17.5 percentage points in national surveys in March. The U.S. senator from Vermont beat the real estate tycoon by 20 points in a CNN/ORC poll, 18 points in a poll for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, 14 points in Fox News and Quinnipiac University polls and 15 points in a survey for CBS News and The New York Times.

Assessing the Democratic Party nomination contest, pollster J. Ann Selzer said Sanders “is the one Democrats see as looking out for them – meaning he will build a stronger middle class at the expense of Wall Street. They trust him to do it. In the end, Hillary Clinton has a trust problem.” The poll, for example, found Democratic primary voters by a better than 2-to-1 ratio said Sanders would fight harder than Clinton for the middle class and do the most to rein in the power of Wall Street. More than 60 percent said Sanders cares most about people like them and regard him as the most honest and trustworthy candidate. Only a quarter said that of Clinton.

The new poll came two days after Sanders won 21 more delegates than Clinton in three Western states on Tuesday.

In Idaho on Thursday, Sanders picked up endorsements from Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley and Pete Gertonson, a national DNC committeeman. “Pent up frustrations of a red state exploded Idaho Caucuses to historic numbers last Tuesday with 78 percent for Bernie Sanders,” Gertonson said. “I’m proud to be an Idaho Democrat representing the people’s choice.” The new backing came in addition to 17 elected delegates Sanders picked up in Idaho.

https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-leads-clinton-trounces-trump-new-poll/

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Clinton Campaign Relies on Early Voting

Once people get to know Bernie and his platform, he gets more votes than Hillary. This has proven to be the case in a majority of the states that have voted.

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You

3/23/16 Seth Abramson

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician performs in contested primaries and general elections, as when it really matters — like it will, for instance, this November — you can be certain of a contested election.

With that said, let’s make an important observation: Bernie Sanders has tied or beaten Hillary Clinton in a majority of the actively contested votes this election season.

You doubt it? Okay, let me explain.

Bernie Sanders has terrible name recognition in states where he hasn’t advertised or campaigned yet; meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has universal name recognition everywhere. Realizing this, the Clinton camp pushed hard to rack up the early vote in every state where early voting was an option. They did this not primarily for the reason we’ve been told — because Clinton performs well among older voters, and older voters are more likely to vote early than other age demographics — but rather because they knew that early votes are almost always cast before the election season actually begins in a given state.

That’s right — in each state, most of the early primary voting occurs before the candidates have aired any commercials or held any campaign events. For Bernie Sanders, this means that early voting happens, pretty much everywhere, before anyone knows who he is. Certainly, early voting occurs in each state before voters have developed a sufficient level of familiarity and comfort with Sanders to vote for him.

But on Election Day — among voters who’ve been present and attentive for each candidate’s commercials, local news coverage, and live events — Sanders tends to tie or beat Clinton.

In fact, that’s the real reason Sanders does well in caucuses.

It’s not because caucuses “require a real time investment,” as the media likes to euphemistically say, but because caucuses require that you vote on Election Dayrather than well before it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/sanders-currently-winning-democratic-primary-race-ill-prove-to-you_b_9528076.html

 

Bernie Goes on TYT

Bernie went on this “little” online show today. The best interview of this entire election season! In-depth, relaxed, and incredibly informative. Speaking the truth about the corporate media and how they corrupt democracy.
(paraphrasing:)

*What do you do with “revolution” if you win? “Educate people. Bring the grassroots into the fold.” Get them to vote.

*We have to bring grassroots movements closer to what is happening in Congress.

*”Do you think @POTUS has done enough to get money out of politics?” No.

*Bernie says if elected, he would ask Barrack Obama to withdraw nomination of Merrick Garland.

*”There are a lot of people I would have in my cabinet before Hillary Clinton, for instance Sen. Elizabeth Warren

*Laying out his significant demands if Hillary is nominee & wants his support

Hillary, now it’s your turn to go on TYT.

Idaho Caucus the largest in U.S. history

Wow, another massive (YUUUGE) line in Boise yesterday, just went on and on – for a mile! The Idaho Caucus was reported to be the largest caucus in the history of the United States by several sources. Much of that turnout was for Bernie Sanders, as he won 78% of the vote.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/election/article67443622.html

http://mix106radio.com/record-setting-idaho-caucus-attendance/?trackback=tsmclip

 

Voting Chaos in Arizona Primary

AP called Arizona for Clinton while people were still in line voting. With less than 1% reporting. How did our media get to this point?

 

OMG, this line is unbelievable! Kudos to those who waited in line for 5 hours (some of them in the dark) and some didn’t even get to vote after waiting all that time because AZ didn’t update their system (those who switched from Independent to Democrat -those changes weren’t processed). Since AZ is a closed primary, they had to pick a ticket, either Dem or GOP and if you’re independent, you don’t get to vote at all.
Be sure you know what kind of primary you have in your state and be prepared! If you don’t know whether your state’s primary is open or closed, check here:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_delegate_count.html

Clinton Says He Wants To “Put the Awful Legacy of the Last 8 Years Behind Us”

BILL CLINTON is the one who deregulated Wall Street in 1999 when he signed the bill (Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act) to repeal Glass-Steagall which separated commercial banks and investment banks. It was this deregulation that caused the housing bubble and financial crisis. How DARE he try to pin it on Obama. Bill is even a bigger liar than I previously thought or he is losing his mind.

March 21, 2016

 

“If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for ,” the former president said on Monday.

Clinton continued: “Because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander-in-chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and Democrats and Independents alike.”