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Poll finds Sanders closing in on Clinton

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 01:45 AM
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Two new polls show presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might not have the cakewalk to the Democratic nomination that political observers almost universally expect.


In New Hampshire, a Suffolk University poll has Hilary at 41% and Bernie Sanders is at 31%

Clinton has a clear lead with women Democrat voters by a 20 point margin but Sanders has a 3 point lead when it comes to the men.



The Suffolk poll is the second of the Granite State in a matter of days that displays Clinton in vulnerable position as a front-runner. In a Morning Consult poll released last weekend, Clinton led Sanders by just 12 points.

Since Sanders jumped into the presidential race in late April, his candidacy has gained momentum through grassroots support from the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party. In the Suffolk poll, self-identified liberal Democratic voters split 39-39 between Clinton and Sanders. Self-identified moderate Democrats chose Clinton by a 20-point margin.


2 shocking polls show a Democratic challenger picking up steam against Hillary Clinton

Two consecutive polls show Clinton with a 12 point lead in New Hampshire, Sanders is closing the gap fast in this state.

And Clinton did win a straw poll in Wisconsin but it was much closer than anyone thought it would be.


Hillary Clinton is crushing the rest of the Democratic presidential field in national polls, but over the weekend, in a Wisconsin straw poll, there was reason to give the Clinton camp pause and the Bernie Sanders camp hope — Sanders scored a strong second-place finish with 41 percent of the vote, to Clinton’s 49 percent.

The Vermont senator, a self-described democratic socialist and a long shot for the White House, received 208 of 511 delegate votes at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention in Milwaukee on Saturday, while Clinton won votes from 252 of the delegates, leaving her just short of a majority.

Wisconsin straw poll surprise: A narrow Clinton win
Clinton 49%
Sanders 41%

In April Sanders was only polling at 4% but has doubled those numbers every month since.





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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:23 AM
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I am happy for Bernie, but it is really a testament to how terrible Hilary is and how weak all the Democratic candidates are this election cycle. Sadly the candidates on the other side are equally weak. America is screwed.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

The two most popular candidates so far are Democrats.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:37 AM
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I am still waiting for a candidate worth a vote, sadly I don't see one yet.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:40 AM
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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Metallicus

The two most popular candidates so far are Democrats.


True, however I don't think Bernie will be able to garner the cash through the primaries and HRC will hit a wall once past the Dems in her party. She will have to embrace far to many people and make to many promises she can't keep. I like HRC as a politician but as a leader she brings nothing but her old man to the game.. she has passed the buck way to many times to be credible with any voting demographic other than the menopausal and cheating husband PAC...



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:45 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I am still waiting for a candidate worth a vote, sadly I don't see one yet.


I think this group of candidates are better than the last 4 presidential elections.

Rand Paul and Scott Walker not not bad Republicans IMO



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:47 AM
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originally posted by: CretumOrbis
a reply to: LDragonFire

Removed quote of an actioned post.


Are you threatening me with your list comment?
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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:50 AM
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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: scattergun

I'm not a fan of Clinton.

With years of dysfunctional government I like Paul, Sanders, and Walker, these three have proven they can get stuff done and show results, I think we need this kind of leadership.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Feel free to disagree but I don't think any of them have the ability Romney had to turn the economy around. Romney was also 100% right about Russia even though Dem's and ATS ridiculed him for it. Would not vote for Walker or Paul.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:14 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Republicans have held the White House for 28 years since 1969 compared to 17 years for the Democrats and frankly there economic policies have achieved exactly what? Tax breaks under Nixon, Reagan, and Bush even extended under Obama has created what? Where are the Jobs? Why the decline of the middle class? Why the increased poverty? 40 years of decline for all but the most wealthy.

I tend not to trust the Republicans economic policy, why would anyone?



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:32 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Which has nothing at all to do with Romney.

My reply to your post, look what he did in MA, in hostile territory. THAT is why.

Education spending increased.

He let people actually vote on laws (such as insurance where they had a very low 5-6% uninsured rate).

He closed a large budget deficit without raising taxes on the middle class (some burden was shifted to them, but not a major amount).

He increased business taxes.

He increased business confidence in the direction the State was going WHILE being taxed higher.

He had a good track record with infrastructure.

All in all he did what was needed. Cut spending, increase revenue. EXACTLY what America needed. And he did it in a very blue state, so he needed to work with the enemy.

As I said, feel free to disagree, I lived in MA.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

The more I hear Sanders speak the more I like him. Then again, this is campaign season and they always lie to get votes but he's been around forever and probably always been saying this. Hilary, ugh, please make her go away.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 07:50 AM
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You know I was talking just yesterday about how people were going around ATS automatically assuming that the Presidential race is GOING to come down to Bush v Clinton and I got told off. Looks like I may have had a point after all (of course I have a point, we are a year and a half away from the elections, no one knows who will win the primaries yet).

Funnily enough some of the same people I've seen lamenting Hillary automatically winning the primaries have shown up in this thread to make excuses for her slippage.
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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: Swills

Sanders has been fairly consistent throughout his political career. What he has been talking about during this election cycle he has discussed before.

What I find most interesting about his candidacy is that he is a Democrat socialist, and yet he still has a lot of support. You would think that after years of McCarthyist talk coming from the Right, people would be scared of anyone calling themselves a socialist. But then Sanders comes along.

Very interesting.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

If Walker runs, he's got my vote!

Even my waaaaay liberal democrat family from WI. loves him. And they HATE anything republican.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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The fact that HC has 41% of the Democratic voters is a sad testament to the awareness of Democrats. Are people really that apathetic and ignorant not to be able to see who and what she is? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at this it's been the same since at least the 70's (the beginning of my political awareness) and I doubt it will get any better going forward a sthe media seems to be far more controlled than in earlier decades.

From what I've seen from Sanders he's got his heart in the right place and his moral compass is beyond reproach but his platform is fiscally naive. Still, head and shoulders above any of the other Presidential hopefuls.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Metallicus

The two most popular candidates so far are Democrats.


I think it really doesn't matter, voting is a sham and a scam. However regarding the dog and pony show called a campaign, what a laughable gaggle on the republican side? The whole thing, what a ridiculous comedy!



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 03:42 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I am still waiting for a candidate worth a vote, sadly I don't see one yet.


If you don't think Bernie is worth a vote, I would love to hear what you think a politician should do in order to get one.



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