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Tue May 14, 2019, 09:16 PM

 

Biden still rules the roost, while Sanders's wings get clipped

Skeptics of former vice president Joe Biden are quick to point out that it is nine months before the first votes are cast. Still, he continues to lead his closest rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by a mile. Everyone else is in single digits.

The latest Morning Consult poll finds Biden at 39 percent (statistically the same as last week’s survey), Sanders at 19 percent (also the same) with Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 8 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 6 percent.

While on one hand the race seems static, the pollsters note that Sanders has declined with his strongest age group (18 to 29) from 39 percent in February to 33 percent now. (Some of those have gone to Warren, who has improved with this age bracket.) Biden also is pummeling Sanders with over 65 voters (52 percent to 9 percent) and with other age groups as well. The race is 45 to 14 percent for voters ages 55 to 64, and 41 to 18 percent for those 45 to 54 years old.

In early primary states, presumably where voters are more plugged in, Biden leads by 20 points, but Warren is up 3 points from last week at 9 percent.

(more....but note, this is behind a pay wall, sorry)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/14/biden-ruling-roost-sanderss-wings-clipped/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bfe5648e1b52
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George II May 2019 OP
calguy May 2019 #1
left-of-center2012 May 2019 #2
Control-Z May 2019 #3
NastyRiffraff May 2019 #8
Eric J in MN May 2019 #4
Cha May 2019 #5
Maru Kitteh May 2019 #10
Cha May 2019 #11
Gothmog May 2019 #6
highplainsdem May 2019 #7
Scurrilous May 2019 #9

Response to George II (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:35 PM

1. Bernie's going to have a hard time winning even one primary.

 

Exept for Vermont, where can he win?
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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:19 PM

2. Not to worry

 

The "Anyone but Biden" crowd will continue their attacks.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:36 AM

3. Yeah, but

 

they're a very small (yet obnoxiously loud) group.

This time around will be different. We didn't see them coming in 2016. Now we know how they operate. I see it already. No more coming into our house and messing with our nominees. Not this time. In fact, never again.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:46 AM

8. Most of them don't really mean "anyone"

 

They mean one person only.
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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:55 AM

4. Jennifer Rubin is a conservative Republican. NT

 

NT
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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:48 AM

5. She's a never trump and she's talking

 

about the polls.. where BS is losing steam.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

10. There's always an excuse why facts don't really matter where Bernie is the subject,

 

isn't there Cha?

Numbers is numbers. It's like - math. And stuff. Heavy.







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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:57 PM

11. That's their go to for

 

Jennifer Rubin.. who makes some very excellent points sometimes!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:00 AM

6. Great article

 


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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

7. Sanders' support among 18-29 year olds has slipped quite a bit in the last few months, but

 

the latest YouGov poll giving voters multiple choices when asked which candidates they're considering shows him gaining slightly in the last week in that age group, while Biden slipped slightly even though he gained several points with the 30-44 age group.

As I said in the thread I posted about that poll, taken May 12-14

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287119730

Sanders supporters who've been loudly saying the youngest voters are the most important might be having some effect on them, winning back some of them -- and once again dividing the party, weakening it.

The argument that the youngest voters are the most important, flattering as it is to the most gullible young voters (and older voters whose preference aligns with those youngest voters), is toxic to the Democratic Party.
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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:10 AM

9. ...

 

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