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CNN poll: Sanders adds to momentum with lead in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders leads the race for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire.

Overall, 25% of likely Democratic primary voters back the Vermont senator, with former Vice President Joe Biden (16%), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (15%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (12%) battling for second place. Behind these four, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (6%), Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (5%) and businessman Andrew Yang (5%) make up a third tier of candidates.

Sanders’ edge in New Hampshire, a state he won by more than 20 points in the 2016 primaries, comes as polling from CNN and others in Iowa and nationally shows him gaining ground. In New Hampshire, he has edged up 4 points since the last CNN/UNH poll there in October. Warren has slid 6 points in that time. Biden holds about even with his October support and Buttigieg has gained 5 points.

As in polling elsewhere, shifting preferences among liberals have changed the dynamic of the race: Sanders has gained 13 points among liberal likely primary voters in New Hampshire while Warren has dropped 7 points. Sanders now holds a clear lead within that group: 39% back him, 21% Warren.

The Vermont senator has also made gains since October among women (rising from 19% to 27%), and among registered Democrats (from 20% to 29%).

And when asked who they think will win the primary in New Hampshire, nearly 40% of likely Democratic primary voters name Sanders (39%).

About half (49%) of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire say they are still deciding on their choice, outweighing the 3 in 10 who are firm in their choice (31%). Another 20% say they are leaning toward their candidate but haven’t yet definitely made up their minds.
Those who have definitely decided on whom to support, though, are more apt to be Sanders supporters than other likely primary voters: 37% in that group back Sanders, 18% Buttigieg, 17% Biden and 12% Warren.

The survey counts as a qualifying poll for the next Democratic debate in February, and among those who have not yet qualified for the stage, both Yang and Gabbard reach 5%.

With this and the Washington Post/ABC News poll released overnight, Yang qualifies for the February debate, Gabbard would need three more.

Sanders is broadly seen as the most progressive candidate in the field; 50% say so, similar to the 47% who felt that way in October. He also holds advantages as best able to handle health care (36% Sanders, 14% Warren, 13% Biden, 9% Buttigieg), and the climate crisis (30% Sanders, 18% Steyer, 11% Warren, 9% Biden, 7% Buttigieg), the two issues at the top of voters’ priority lists in this year’s election. He also leads the field on handling gun policies (21% Sanders, 13% Warren, 12% Biden, 11% Buttigieg).

Voters are divided over who can best handle the economy, with 18% saying Biden, 17% saying Sanders, and 16% saying Warren.

Biden holds a wide edge on foreign policy (39% say he is best able to handle it, followed by 16% for Sanders and 11% for Warren).

The former vice president is also most likely to be seen as having the best chance to win in November: 41% name Biden, up five points since October, with 20% naming Sanders, and just 8% for Buttigieg and 6% for Warren.

But Biden, Warren, Buttigieg and Klobuchar each would inspire less enthusiasm should they become the Democratic nominee than would Sanders. Overall, 41% say they would be enthusiastic should Sanders capture the nomination, 34% if Buttigieg topped the ticket, 31% if it was Warren, 30% if it was Biden and 23% should Klobuchar carry the day.



Don midwest
Don midwest

a movement

I attended Our Revolution major kickoff for Ohio. It was yesterday at the student union of Ohio State Univ in Columbus OH.

Slogan “When We Organize, We Win” shouted in the room with about 150 people

Shock to be one of the old folks in a sea of youth!!!

Several candidates appeared who were supported by Our Revolution

Lots and lots of positive energy

A movement not an event (not sure exactly if they used that second term, event) — but the meaning was clear, building, education, engaging civic activists for the long haul, not an event like an election

many of the people had become energized during Bernie’s 2016 primary run and have continued

silly me, I didn’t realize that Our Revolution is not connected to the Bernie campaign but it was started based on his efforts and one of the early leaders was Nina Turner who left this effort and is co-chair of his 2020 election run

Our Revolution is small with only 6 full time staff members and they support chapters all over the US

I didn’t realize that they were under attack as what seems to me to be a part of the establishment effort to try anything to stop Bernie. Our Revolution can have NO official contact with the Bernie election campaign, by law.

And a long time “liberal” organization continues the trend. When Glenn Greenwald was in Columbus a few years ago, he said that he got more flack from liberals when he started criticizing Obama than he got from the right wing. He was a liberal hero before. (that shows the shifting term liberal). Likewise, one of the staff of Ohio Revolution said that they got more flack from liberals.


An ongoing organizing effort to support democracy!! This may be ACORN in disguise!!! Attack it before it might be part of electing Bernie!!

Well, as I started to day, true to form, long time “liberal” Common Cause has filed a complaint against Our Revolution! How dare they be a movement that stays around? The trick is to have crisis that requires raising funds to keep Common Cause going, not to build the bench of engaged citizens running for office and changing their communities!! Like the democratic establishment that spent 1 billion dollars on Hillary’s campaign mostly to 7 consulting firms. That is the way it should be with Common Cause crying all the way to their smaller bank.

Well, a complaint to the FEC looks like it won’t be handled

It is unclear if the FEC will consider the complaint, since it does not currently have enough members to enforce election laws.

Watchdog alleges that political nonprofit founded by Bernie Sanders violated campaign finance laws
Sanders, an opponent of secret campaign contributions, declined to call on Our Revolution to disclose its donors

I have to run but started this as a comment to the comment below about Bernie and his effect on Burlington VT.

I have been following Strong Towns and in their recent post they say a turning point was when they became a movement.

here is their web site

here is one of their recent articles

In Defense of Dumb Cities





An uneven number. Who will end up in the center spot? We shall see!


Bernie’s Mojo

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it builds.


don’t know if someone meant to downvote? i know it may not be her best, but am curious….

“you learn to be your own best friend”


Don’t worry about it sweetie. Orl downvoted me yesterday 😀 I think she did it by accident 😉


It was an accident. 🙁 I was using an iPad. I don’t do it on my Desktop. Old eyes wearing out.


thanks. i’ll know from now on. 😉😜👌


I assumed, in my case, that it was!

I think we all respect each other enough here to speak up if there was ever a serious objection to something we posted (and hopefully get it out without throwing an anonymous flag). Or we can message each other.

p.s. don’t you hate how the eyes begin to go as we get older?? 🙁
My eyes seem more sensitive to headlights at night than they used to be for ex.


understand, one step left for me on the cheaters before I have to go prescription.


I’ve been wearing glasses since I was twelve 😀 back then glasses weren’t ‘cool’ like they are now. Thank goodness they have ‘progressive’ lenses now so I don’t have to wear bifocals, lol. 😉


U of Chicago Student Newspaper.


Latest Fox news poll, Bernie within the MOE now. Bydone -4 Bernie +3.