Election 2020

Bernie’s Poll Numbers Slip and Dip After Squad Endorses Him

Vermont socialist fully played up the support of young, radical Democrats — but maybe this didn't really help him after all

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his poll numbers slip a bit ever since a majority of the so-called squad — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — endorsed him for the 2020 race for president.

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A report by The Hill, which focuses mainly on former Vice President Joe Biden’s own dip in the polls, also notes that Sanders lost two points in a hypothetical matchup between himself and President Donald Trump.

The number represents an eight-point drop since June.

Another poll by HarrisX shows a drop from 17 percent — prior to the squad’s endorsement — to 14 percent in its latest 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary poll.

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The Hill also reported on October 22 — one week after reports surfaced indicating the squad was throwing their support behind Bernie — that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had “overtaken” Sanders for second in its latest poll.

It would appear the unhinged leftists don’t have quite the clout over Democrat voters as they do over cowardly party leaders.

Vox weekend editor Sean Collins wrote at the time that endorsements from AOC, Omar, and Tlaib are just what the doctor ordered.

“The endorsement of the representatives, all popular with the Democratic base, could help the candidate find new support and reenergize his campaign,” hinted Collins.

Yet, these latest polls show the only energy resulting from their endorsements is that necessary to play a sad trombone.

Sanders was a subject of mockery earlier this week when he joined Tlaib — another avowed socialist — in front of empty grocery store shelves for an interview.

If ever there were a preview of things to come should Bernie wind up running the country — that’d be it.

A CBS reporter also noted the contrast in messaging involved in the squad — who always plays the race card — locking arms with an “old white guy.”

“I’m actually very excited about this partnership because it shows what we have to do in our country is that we have to come together across race, across gender, across generation,” Ocasio-Cortez explained.

Perhaps they’re playing four-dimensional chess, knowing they are unpopular among registered voters and an endorsement would take Bernie down and move Warren to the top.

We doubt they’re smart enough to pull that off, though.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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