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jcitybone

https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.com/pr/colorado-2020-sanders-biden-and-warren-lead-democratic-field-democrats-look-to-gain-senate-seat

A new Emerson Poll finds a very competitive primary shaping up for Super Tuesday 2020 in Colorado with Sen. Bernie Sanders at 26%, former VP Joe Biden at 25% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 20%. Sen. Kamala Harris was the only other candidate to break double digits at 13%. Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is polling at 1%. The data was collected August 16-19, n=403, +/-4.8%.

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jcitybone

Harris has really dropped.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/politics/cnn-poll-democrats-2020-biden-rebound/index.html

Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president.

That’s up 7 points compared with a late June CNN survey. No other candidate has made meaningful gains over that time.

The shift returns Biden to a double-digit lead over his nearest competitors, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 15% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 14%. Their support is largely unchanged since earlier this summer.

Aside from Biden’s increase, the only statistically meaningful change in the candidate standings is a 12-point decline in support for California Sen. Kamala Harris, who stood at 17% support in the June poll but now has the backing of 5% of potential Democratic voters. That’s similar to the level of support she had in the spring before a surge following her initial debate performance.

The weekly Morning Consult poll (Biden 31, Bernie 20, Warren 15, Harris 9, Buttigieg 5) stayed basically the same with Biden’s support down a bit.

Benny

Hide and go seek Joe seems to be working somewhat for Biden.

Tyrannocaster

I dunno, his wife just made the strangest pitch for him I have ever encountered. Maybe both of the Bidens have some cognitive issues. “The other guy is better, but hold your nose and vote for Joe” is a really great testimonial.

polarbear4
polarbear4

Thank God on Harris, although she’ll still do her intended work of stealing a lot of delegates in California.

magsview

polarbear4
polarbear4

see comment above. ?

magsview

Anecdotal obviously, but..

polarbear4
polarbear4

yes, I know a busy professional type, very well-meaning, very lefty, but not engaged, who said that to me (biden electable) and I could tell she didn’t really believe me when I said Bernie also beats Trump, because she still more or less believes the MSM. I’d be willing to bet she’s in a circle that perhaps voted for Hillary and that is still surprisingly naïve about our corporate news.

I let it go because I seem to cause more harm than good when I press my point of these days.

Tyrannocaster

Now the MSM will be all “See! Sanders lost the softball game!”

polarbear4
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polarbear4
polarbear4

Finally.

polarbear4
polarbear4

Scott is fuming.

Benny

Too bad the corporate media won’t allow this person to be questioner at next month’s debate.

polarbear4
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jcitybone

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/20/20812826/youtube-politics-voters-presidential-candidates-sanders-yang-gabbard-podcast-interview-2020

In a press call with reporters after the show, Bernie 2020 campaign advisers explained that the YouTube podcast format itself was one of the major reasons they wanted Sanders on Rogan’s show. “We’re looking for opportunities to reach a broader audience. Too often politicians try to reach people through political channels,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said. “It is always good practice to try to reach folks outside of the normal political conversation, particularly in formats that allow a more free flow and longform answers.”

Weaver continued, Sanders “is much more comfortable in that environment.”

But it’s not just Sanders. Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. All three have appeared on Rogan, with Yang also speaking with conservative commentator Dave Rubin and Ethan and Hila Klein from the H3 Podcast.

It’s a relatively new format for YouTube, mirroring the style of talk radio programs like The Howard Stern Show. Instead of spending a few minutes with Chuck Todd or Tucker Carlson on television, rattling off talking points, these free, easily accessible YouTube shows allow candidates to discuss policy in a relaxed setting with someone who feels like a friend to their audiences. That has made YouTube one of the more rewarding places on the internet to campaign.

Part of the benefit is the audience that candidates are able to reach. According to Politico polling, people in the 18–29 and 30–44 age brackets are far more likely to support Sanders and Yang. YouTube claims to reach more of those voters in an average week than every cable network combined, citing Nielsen data. By 2020, those age brackets (millennials combined with Generation Z, roughly) will be the largest voting bloc in America.

polarbear4
polarbear4

ftb