The latest poll numbers in the Democrat presidential race are in, and while they are looking good for Bernie Sanders, they are an absolute disaster for Joe Biden. The race has changed dramatically in the past week.
Going into the Iowa Caucuses, Joe Biden led virtually every national poll as he had since he announced he was running for president. That is no longer the case following his disastrous fourth-place finish in the Iowa Caucuses.
According to the newest Quinnipiac University Poll, Bernie Sanders has opened up an 8-point lead nationally over Joe Biden. The most surprising poll numbers were those of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is polling in third just behind Biden.
Bloomberg has spent $300 million in advertising, far more than most other candidates, and it appears to be working. He is also running an unconventional campaign, skipping the first four states and instead focusing on running a national campaign that is focused on Super Tuesday, which will take place on March 3rd.
According to Quinnipiac, “In the Iowa caucuses and heading into the New Hampshire primary, there is a dramatic shift in the Democratic primary race for president as Senator Bernie Sanders claims frontrunner status for the first time, overtaking former Vice President Joe Biden…Sanders gets 25 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, while Biden gets 17 percent, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, receives 15 percent, Senator Elizabeth Warren gets 14 percent, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg receives 10 percent, and Senator Amy Klobuchar gets 4 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent.”
Bloomberg’s rise in the polls may be imperiled today following leaked audio of Bloomberg defending the controversial “stop and frisk” policing policies that some have deemed to be racist.
In the audio, Bloomberg can be heard saying that “Ninety-five percent of murders—murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city. And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”
He continued: “So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh, my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods. Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them…And they start…Oh I don’t want to get caught. So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”
This unearthed audio won’t play well with the Social Justice Warrior crowd in the Democratic Party. Bloomberg had been taking African American support away from Joe Biden, however, this could stall his momentum with the Black community.
Bernie Sanders’ rise in the polls is not good for the country. Trump has a good chance of beating him, but nothing is guaranteed. The conventional wisdom in 2016 was that Trump had no chance of winning the presidency—and the pundits were wrong.
Senator Bernie Sanders is a Marxist, and a socialist like him should never even get within spitting distance of the White House. It’s time to start taking the Bernie threat seriously before it’s too late.
The New Hampshire primaries take place on Tuesday afternoon, and the results will greatly influence the future plans of these candidates going forward.
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