Common Dreams - October 22, 2019
"Bernie Sanders has had the entire D.C. establishment—politicians, operatives, and media—against him for four years now," Bragman wrote. "He's been ignored, dismissed, and smeared. On top of it, he's even had a heart attack. And yet, he's still polling #2 nationally within the margin of error of #1." "
Sen. Bernie Sanders has regained the number two spot in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and continues to dominate the field among young voters, according to a national Emerson tracking poll released Tuesday.
The survey showed a tight race at the top of the Democratic primary, with former Vice President Joe Biden polling at 27 percent, Sanders at 25 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 21 percent. The margin of error was 4.7 percentage points.
The poll put Sanders's support among voters between the ages of 18-29 at 45 percent. Warren and Biden trailed far behind at 17 and 12 percent, respectively.
"I'm not an avid rider of the poller coaster, but young people polled across the country have consistently chosen Bernie as their guy," tweeted Winnie Wong, Sanders's senior political adviser. "Maybe it's because they know he's gonna cancel student debt!"
Sanders gained three percentage points overall since Emerson's September survey, released just days before Vermont senator was hospitalized for a minor heart attack. ...
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