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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 06:02 PM Feb 2016

Momentum SWINGS To Bernie Sanders [View all]


Momentum Swings to Sanders

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Telling a packed convention center crowd here on Wednesday that “we are gaining momentum,” Bernie Sanders cited huge turnouts at his rallies and three new national polls putting him ahead of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential nomination contest.

“We started this campaign 9 1/2 months ago and we were at 3 percent. In the last week there have been three national polls that have us in the lead,” Sanders told the crowd of some 7,100 supporters who came out for the weekday afternoon rally. “We are gaining momentum every single day.”

A Reuters/Ispos tracking poll released on Wednesday put Sanders ahead by six points, 42 percent to 36 percent. It was the latest voter survey showing the race taking a turn in Sanders’ favor. Within the past week, a Fox News poll had the U.S. senator from Vermont overtaking the former secretary of state 47 percent to 44 percent. A McLaughlin & Associates poll on Feb. 17 had Sanders edging Clinton 42.6 percent to 42.5 percent.

“The reason we have so much momentum, the reason we are doing so well, is that … the American people in Kansas, in Missouri and all over this country are sick and tired of establishment politics,” Sanders told the crowd at the Kansas City Convention Center. “And they know that Washington is too busy representing the interests of wealthy campaign contributors to worry about the middle class.”

Sanders’ fast-growing national appeal also is reflected in state polls. For example, he’s up by 7 points in a Public Policy Polling survey in Massachusetts, where Sanders leads 49 percent to 42 percent. In Vermont, where Sanders will watch returns from his hometown next Tuesday, Sanders was ahead 86 percent to 10 percent.

“In state after state … the gap is narrowing or we are now forging ahead,” Sanders told the Kansas City crowd. “If we stand together we can win this nomination.”


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What was that?... Segami Feb 2016 #1
Who are you talking to? Cali_Democrat Feb 2016 #3
The sound of Segami Feb 2016 #5
I think i heard that wind blowing through some empty rhetoric tk2kewl Feb 2016 #8
Nice image! senz Feb 2016 #39
I'm thinking that the person is talking over the barricade Fairgo Feb 2016 #60
It's OK they'll just move the goalposts to right after super Tuesday Fearless Feb 2016 #10
Until we see how the delegates break we won't know how far to the right. HereSince1628 Feb 2016 #26
At some point, they will suggest Sanders will give up right before the nomination: Betty Karlson Feb 2016 #78
people are getting it dana_b Feb 2016 #2
My fear Beowulf Feb 2016 #4
+1 warrprayer Feb 2016 #22
Very succinct. platitudipus Feb 2016 #37
Yes, painful conundrum. senz Feb 2016 #40
Yes. Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #46
Bingo. It's about me, me, me. I think there is a chance for Bernie...slim, I concede. libdem4life Feb 2016 #47
Seriously? you think it would be easier for Bernie redstateblues Feb 2016 #52
Seriously. Beowulf Feb 2016 #54
+1 n/t Admiral Loinpresser Feb 2016 #63
And Bernie hasn't even attacked Hillary Lordquinton Feb 2016 #74
Really? dlwickham Feb 2016 #84
Tell me, what attacks has Sanders made? Lordquinton Feb 2016 #85
+1 rynestonecowboy Feb 2016 #86
+1 righton. Jezza Feb 2016 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author big_dog Feb 2016 #6
K&R Matariki Feb 2016 #7
Oh--you don't think the David Brock is thinking of the country as a whole when he is asking Bernie Akamai Feb 2016 #15
Someone here earlier called him a smear-rodent and a shit-weasel. Volaris Feb 2016 #21
Let's not besmirch smear rodents and shit weasels. Fuddnik Feb 2016 #25
At which point, my sympathies are with the catfish. Volaris Feb 2016 #48
What a crock Brock. dchill Feb 2016 #30
Certainly ... absolutely ... Jopin Klobe Feb 2016 #35
Wow. Brock and Hill could be the same person. senz Feb 2016 #41
lol! Segami Feb 2016 #49
^^this^^ Pharaoh Feb 2016 #19
In other words, Bernie sanders is now the Democratic front runner!!! Dragonfli Feb 2016 #9
This ^^^^ ybbor Feb 2016 #13
Damn tootin! hifiguy Feb 2016 #16
Yes, I agree with all you say, Dragonfli, except this... Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #36
We Boomer women know how hard it was to break through the "glass ceiling". And yes, feminism libdem4life Feb 2016 #50
... and losing every voter under 35 Betty Karlson Feb 2016 #79
Very well said, Dragonfli. senz Feb 2016 #42
oh hell yeah desmiller Feb 2016 #51
Well said Dragonfli Segami Feb 2016 #55
Regarding your questions, the answers are quite simple Dragonfli Feb 2016 #58
+1 a huge bunch! Enthusiast Feb 2016 #69
Your view of the coattails is spot on. Betty Karlson Feb 2016 #80
Exactly!! You hit it on the head. FighttheFuture Feb 2016 #75
What a post! Oh, baby! Enthusiast Feb 2016 #67
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #11
When We Stand Together - No Citizen Need Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go cantbeserious Feb 2016 #12
Very Well Said! Chasstev365 Feb 2016 #14
A bit late to the party! thereismore Feb 2016 #18
It's the economy, stupid mountain grammy Feb 2016 #17
No it isn't. It is all about Herself, because, well, hifiguy Feb 2016 #44
The Greatest ,,, Cryptoad Feb 2016 #20
Yeah, that Nate Silver, TM99 Feb 2016 #29
People are tired of the establishment politics. Status Quo. LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #23
Best thing I've read in a while madokie Feb 2016 #24
THIS is why so many people are playing the "give up" meme today. arcane1 Feb 2016 #27
It appears so because Rebkeh Feb 2016 #34
Yup! avaistheone1 Feb 2016 #38
This is going all the way to the convention. pa28 Feb 2016 #31
Unskew those polls Bernie fans! workinclasszero Feb 2016 #32
K & R. Great going. Thanks. appalachiablue Feb 2016 #33
Great news -- especially after all the strutting, posing, and bragging round these parts. senz Feb 2016 #43
HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!! WillyT Feb 2016 #45
kicking. n/t PonyUp Feb 2016 #62
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2016 #53
How many times have I read this TheFarseer Feb 2016 #56
LOL .... Don't worry ... THIS time calguy Feb 2016 #57
except in Iowa and New Hampshire and in national polls. GreatGazoo Feb 2016 #61
...says Bernie Sanders. brooklynite Feb 2016 #59
Seems to me that.... Helen Borg Feb 2016 #64
Looks that way to me too. Enthusiast Feb 2016 #70
Jeez! What comes after the kitchen sink? Enthusiast Feb 2016 #65
Tick-tock! NurseJackie Feb 2016 #66
Yes time is running out for the Oligarchy domination of our government. rhett o rick Feb 2016 #76
Kick Logical Feb 2016 #68
Good luck to Bernie and his supporters on Saturday and Tuesday! Adrahil Feb 2016 #71
K&R! I would love to see this receive hundreds of recommendations! Enthusiast Feb 2016 #72
K&R! KoKo Feb 2016 #73
Based on a Sanders press release? Bleacher Creature Feb 2016 #77
No, it DOESN'T. randome Feb 2016 #81
He's been saying "we have momentum" for months now, yet he's still behind in pledged delegates.... George II Feb 2016 #82
And I hope that means getting every single young person under Left Coast2020 Feb 2016 #83
kick for fun wyldwolf Feb 2016 #87
Let's all stand strong together. LWolf Feb 2016 #88
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