Socialist Bernie Sanders Is Zooming to the Top of the Democratic Field in New Hampshire, Poll Shows
The independent from Vermont is now leading Biden, Warren and all the rest in the effort to go up against President Donald Trump in November 2020
The poll, released last week, shows that the self-described socialist senator has a strong lead in the important primary state.
Democrat primary voters — 250 of them — were asked, “If the New Hampshire 2020 Democratic presidential primary were held today, who would you vote for?”
Sanders was in the top spot with 21 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with 15 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) takes third with 12 percent.
The fact that Warren couldn’t place second in this poll is significant when one considers that she and Bernie Sanders are battling for the same far-Left political space — and both represent New England states in vicinity of New Hampshire.
After Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, got eight percent, only one point above Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) — who received seven percent.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) grabbed five percent, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — who all received four percent support.
The remaining candidates garnered two percent or less.
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“It is important to note that Sen. Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary in 2016,” said Doug Kaplan, president of Gravis Marketing.
“However, it is unlikely that Sen. Sanders will have a repeat of his 2016 performance in the state due to the number of candidates in the race this time.”
It should be noted that Sanders’ surge in New Hampshire does not appear to be a fluke.
The Real Clear Politics poll average shows Sanders is moving toward Biden, who now leads the field by less than three percent.
The socialist senator has been drawing huge crowds to his New Hampshire campaign events amid his calls that President Donald Trump “an overt racist, sexist, xenophobic, religious bigot.”
Which is completely ridiculous — and also probably part of why his support is increasing.
BAD NEWS FOR BIDEN https://t.co/iJcBF2xKQv
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 13, 2019
Sanders represents the far Left of his party, which has began to define the Democrats overall.
Moderate Dems might see “the squad” lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — as extreme aberrations, but many Democrats sympathize with them.
On election day in 2020, if Americans are faced with the choice of a President Bernie Sanders or four more years of President Trump, who do you think they’ll choose?
And Bernie Sanders is currently leading that wing of the party.
Combine their radical socialist rhetoric with the constant, day-by-day criticism of Trump — and there’s a good chance Sanders could dominate in more primaries than just New Hampshire.
Conservatives should hope for such an outcome. On election day in 2020, if Americans are faced with the choice of a President Bernie Sanders or four more years of President Trump, who do you think they will choose?
It would be a nightmare scenario for Democrats — and likely a great one for the country, in our view.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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