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Bernie Sanders is now the #2 Dem in polling

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6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

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6/4/2015 4:44:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

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6/4/2015 5:21:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

There has been a LOT of hype about Bernie Sanders lately, so it's not surprising. The thing is, it's very hard to extrapolate from stuff like this. It may just mean that Bernie Sanders has a small but committed group of followers, or it may mean that he has a real shot at winning. Considering how extreme he is (compared to the other candidates at least) I lean toward the former.
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6/4/2015 5:23:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 5:21:57 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

There has been a LOT of hype about Bernie Sanders lately, so it's not surprising. The thing is, it's very hard to extrapolate from stuff like this. It may just mean that Bernie Sanders has a small but committed group of followers, or it may mean that he has a real shot at winning. Considering how extreme he is (compared to the other candidates at least) I lean toward the former.

Idealist dark horses have a recent history of winning the Democratic primary.

http://en.wikipedia.org...
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6/4/2015 5:55:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 5:23:34 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 6/4/2015 5:21:57 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

There has been a LOT of hype about Bernie Sanders lately, so it's not surprising. The thing is, it's very hard to extrapolate from stuff like this. It may just mean that Bernie Sanders has a small but committed group of followers, or it may mean that he has a real shot at winning. Considering how extreme he is (compared to the other candidates at least) I lean toward the former.

Idealist dark horses have a recent history of winning the Democratic primary.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Obama isn't that extreme.
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6/4/2015 9:19:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 5:23:34 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 6/4/2015 5:21:57 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

There has been a LOT of hype about Bernie Sanders lately, so it's not surprising. The thing is, it's very hard to extrapolate from stuff like this. It may just mean that Bernie Sanders has a small but committed group of followers, or it may mean that he has a real shot at winning. Considering how extreme he is (compared to the other candidates at least) I lean toward the former.

Idealist dark horses have a recent history of winning the Democratic primary.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

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6/4/2015 9:23:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 5:23:34 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 6/4/2015 5:21:57 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

There has been a LOT of hype about Bernie Sanders lately, so it's not surprising. The thing is, it's very hard to extrapolate from stuff like this. It may just mean that Bernie Sanders has a small but committed group of followers, or it may mean that he has a real shot at winning. Considering how extreme he is (compared to the other candidates at least) I lean toward the former.

Idealist dark horses have a recent history of winning the Democratic primary.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Obama had a few things going for him that Bernie doesn't...

He is young;
He has good political skills;
He was black.

The last part is kind of racist but I don't mean it like that. He was the first black president (and yeah, I guess Hillary had that too, but she still does; what does Bernie have? The thousandth economically illiterate president?), which helped him gain support from minorities. Also, the fact that he is young is a benefit. Sure, Hillary is old, but Bernie looks a lot older.

I don't think Bernie is comparable to the Obama campaign. I think even O'Malley has a better chance than Bernie.
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6/4/2015 10:36:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

Sanders has been the #2 candidate ever since he declared his candidacy. This isn't really news.

As far as "jumping" Elizabeth Warren, it's not hard to "jump" over someone who repeatedly and vehemently declares that she's not going to run.
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6/4/2015 10:50:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just what the Dems need: the oldest Northeastern white person in a primary consisting entirely of old Northeastern white people.
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6/5/2015 2:08:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling

Considering neither are running, I'd say that means exactly nothing has changed.
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6/5/2015 12:06:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:39:43 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
According to the latest polls, Bernie Sanders has jumped Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to be the second Democrat in Presidential Primary polling - with CNN reporting him at 15% and FOX reporting him at 11% - both in second place.

This is a rather large jump from his earlier polls, with his numbers ranging at around 5% in 4th place for the Democrats a few weeks ago.

Thoughts?

I would prefer Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley over Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders -- a democratic socialist -- would first make it easier for the Republicans to win the Presidency (I'm guessing). It would also make the Republicans focus more on issues like college education, American manufacturing, and the wage gap, which they have began looking at. I am starkly opposed to Bernie's policies though.

Hillary Clinton just seems corrupt and untrustworthy...
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