Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign may be surging at just the right time.
With only 10 days until Iowans caucus, Sanders is seeing his poll numbers climb nationally and in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Nationally, Sanders is at his highest point since his post-announcement bump. Our CNN poll has him at 27% earlier this week. Most other polls don’t have him nearly as high, though he seems to have crossed the 20% barrier. That’s big news because it puts a hole in the theory that Sanders couldn’t grow his support from the mid-teens he’s generally had.
Sanders is now the clear alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden in the national polls. Biden, who is still holding in the upper 20s, has seen his margin over Sanders shrink. Other Democrats such as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are stuck at 15% or below.
And the Biden vs. Sanders dynamic has also played out on the trail, with Sanders in recent days going after Biden for his record on social security. Biden’s campaign hit back in an online video, saying, “Bernie’s negative attacks won’t change the truth, Joe Biden is still the strongest Democrat to beat Donald Trump.”
Sanders’ rise seems to be occurring in a way that is unusual for a Biden alternative. Look at the recent polls, and you see Sanders is doing as well if not better among nonwhite compared to white voters. That means that if he is able to do well in the very white states of Iowa and New Hampshire, he has a better chance of capitalizing on that momentum as the contest heads to the more diverse states of Nevada and South Carolina.
Bernie was on CBS Morning Show and of course, the clip I found had to do with the baroness’ vitriolic commentary earlier this week.
I hope this works…I can’t seem to embed on editor mode very well.
.@CBSEveningNews exclusive: Sen. Bernie Sanders responds to Sec. Clinton's charge that "nobody likes him."
"This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need right now when we are trying to bring the Dem. Party together to defeat the most dangerous president in American history" pic.twitter.com/81MljAuQQG
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) January 24, 2020
Bernie is right, of course. His campaign’s job is to win Iowa and NH.
It’s time for cocktails/mocktails! Open thread for this TGIF. Feel free to post music videos!
Update: 8:23 pm CT Bernie called into the AOC Rally tonight. He’s speaking now.
Our slogan “Not Me, Us” has very much become reality since I’ve been in D.C. for Trump’s impeachment trial. You all are carrying the ball. Join our live town hall now from Iowa City with @AOC, @MMFlint and @MikePosner: https://t.co/6hLhAJTl71
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 25, 2020
With these hands…from the rally.
Phil Agnew has the crowd chanting “Power! Transformation! We Want It! We got to got to have it! Right Now!
Michael Moore Says Iowans have had enough.
AOC electrifies the crowd as Michael Moore introduces her