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Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:25 PM

Sanders Beats All Top Republican Candidates In Latest Poll

Source: Huffington Post

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gaining steam against top Republican rivals, according to a national Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

In a hypothetical matchup against the current GOP front-runner, business mogul Donald Trump, Sanders takes 49 percent of the vote to Trump's 41 percent. Against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sanders leads 44 percent to 43 percent. He also beats Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by 10 percentage points and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson by 6 points.

Fifty-nine percent of voters also say Sanders is honest and trustworthy -- placing him well above former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his chief rival for the Democratic nomination, and above all top Republican candidates tested in the poll.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-beats-republican-candidates-poll_565ee12ce4b079b2818c95fc



I presume new polling is still latest breaking news:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141266191

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141206691

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141198173

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141276532

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141215333

Not sure if the same rules apply if it is a breaking report about polling favorable to Sanders, but I guess we'll see.

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Reply Sanders Beats All Top Republican Candidates In Latest Poll (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Dec 2015 OP
JoePhilly Dec 2015 #1
blueman mmxvi Dec 2015 #2
daleanime Dec 2015 #5
Hortensis Dec 2015 #18
7962 Dec 2015 #3
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #7
Duval Dec 2015 #4
Doubledee Dec 2015 #6
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #10
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #14
Doubledee Dec 2015 #17
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #19
Doubledee Dec 2015 #20
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #22
Doubledee Dec 2015 #24
Attorney in Texas Dec 2015 #15
Walk away Dec 2015 #8
thesquanderer Dec 2015 #9
Walk away Dec 2015 #11
thesquanderer Dec 2015 #12
Doubledee Dec 2015 #21
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #13
SoapBox Dec 2015 #16
restorefreedom Dec 2015 #23

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:32 PM

1. Good. All of our candidates are better than any of theirs!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:53 PM

2. yes

 

And let's remember that next November.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:43 PM

5. Better, yes....

good enough for the challenges we face?


No. Sorry folks, we have to embrace change.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 10:46 AM

18. They are, and apparently it's clear to most.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:10 PM

3. That last line gave me a belly laugh!!! Although some may not get it.......

 

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Response to 7962 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:08 PM

7. I know.

 

The breaking news is therefore not just his chances of beating the GOP, but also: he would be the Democratic Party's best chance of winning 2016.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:41 PM

4. OK. Good news. But, why does huffington post

 

say Sanders is an Independent? He is now a Democrat. Watching Thom Hartmann this afternoon, I am reminded that Democrats have moved more to the right and have been for years. At least Bernie's policies are more in line with what we USED to be, i.e..FDR.
There is a post in Common Dreams on this, also. Thanks, Attorney in Texas.


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/02/poll-sanders-more-electable-clinton-against-gop-frontrunners

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Response to Duval (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:50 PM

6. Sorry, no.

Huffpo is right and you are wrong, on this at least. Sanders is what he has always been, an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats and is running on their primary but as an Indie.

That he is far closer to what democrats used to be and stand for is true enough, but fact remains what it is, he is an Indie.

Even the link which you provided, and thanks for it by the by, starts off :

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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Response to Doubledee (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 04:08 PM

14. What is the evidence that Bernie is still an Independent.

How do you personally define a Democrat?

How do you personally define an Independent?

Using those terms for people or candidates depends on our personal definitions of them. So I am interested in how you define them.

That goes for anyone who feels like answering this post.

What differentiates a Democrat from an Independent?

Thanks for your answers.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 10:22 AM

17. How you ask

By looking at their registration obviously.

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Response to Doubledee (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 07:14 PM

19. Vermont does not register voters by party.

There is no party registration in Vermont, but it was once the most staunchly Republican state in the Union, supporting the G.O.P. in 28 straight presidential elections and enjoying a 108-year gap between Democratic governors. "It was a gray Republican backwater; being a Democrat meant FDR had appointed you to the post office," says John McLaughry, a former state legislator and Reagan Administration advisor who runs the free-market Ethan Allen Institute. An influx of urban refugees and hippie escapists from New York and Massachusetts in the 1960s and 1970s changed everything. Soon Vermont had ski resorts, billboard bans, chi-chi restaurants, yoga retreats, and liberal Democrats. "That was the kickoff for our spurt into the future," McLaughry says, with more than a hint of disapproval.

Now Vermont is blue heaven, home of Ben and Jerry and Phish, the first state with civil unions for gays, the last state with a Wal-Mart and the only state that President Bush has somehow neglected to visit. (Naylor likes to say that Bush is the unofficial membership director for his secession movement.) One Vermont Senator, Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, is an avowed socialist; the other, Pat Leahy, is a liberal Democrat perhaps best known for being told by the Vice President on the Senate floor to go "f--k yourself." When Manhattan-born Howard Dean served as governor, he was considered pretty conservative for a Vermont politician.

http://content.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1718795,00.html

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:12 AM

20. Informative to be sure

but seemingly not relevant to the status of Sanders as an Indie, which was, after all, the point.

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Response to Doubledee (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 11:45 AM

22. As many politicians have done in the past, Bernie changed to the Democratic Party after

caucusing with Democrats for many, many years. I'm happy when a good politician decides to change to be a Democrat. Bernie is in my view a better Democrat than many who sit in Congress.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:13 AM

24. I like Bernie as well

but can still like him without incorrectly noting he has become a democrat

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Response to Doubledee (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 05:45 PM

15. My understanding is that Vermont (like Texas) does not require partisan voter registration and that

each party's primary is "open" in that any registered voter can show up and vote in either (bot not both) primaries. As a result, I am not a registered Democrat despite the fact that I always vote in the Democratic primary and never vote in the Republican primary.

If you are a candidate (in Vermont or Texas), you have to declare your party affiliation or declare as an independent.

In his last senatorial re-election, Sanders declared as an independent candidate (as he has done for decades), and he was re-elected as an independent (in fact, he's the longest serving independent in US history), and he is currently serving out that senatorial term in which he was elected as an independent.

There is not process in Vermont to register with a party so many news organizations look to his declaration in his last election (which was "independent".

In his current campaign, Sanders declared as a Democrat.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:10 PM

8. And so does Hillary! Plus she beats Bernie by 30%!

But at least you have Mr. Clucky!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:16 PM

9. Yes, it does put Dems in an unusual position...

...the primary candidate who is up by 30 is actually looking like the candidate who would be the weaker choice againts the Republicans in November! Luckily, either of them is very likely to beat any Republican.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:46 PM

11. Hillary beats all Republican candidates and Smashes Bernie Sanders in the polls!

Hillary also beats the republicans well within the same margin of error as Sanders. It's splitting hairs. Plus, it's obvious that Sander's support in the general is coming from republicans. I think Democrats are going to choose a Democrat. In fact, they already are doing so.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 04:00 PM

12. Yes, Sanders' additional support in the general is coming from Republicans

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and also Independents. That's the point. Either HRC or BS will get the overwhelming bulk of the Democratic vote against any Republican. If polls like this hold up, it seems BS has the potential to get more (crossover) Republican and Independent voters, which is why he might be able to "win bigger."

But you're right that, at this point, with margin of error, you'd have to consider them tied. The reason I think that "tie" favors Sanders is that Hillary is already very well known among Republicans and Independents, and so I don't think she has as much remaining "upside potential" as Bernie does, since many are still first learning about him. That is, his numbers among Republicans and Indies has more potential to increase, Hillary's are probably pretty fixed by comparison.

On one hand, it doesn't matter... whether you win by 1 electoral vote or 100, you're just as much The President. But to the extent that one candidate might have more out-of-party appeal, that can help the downticket races, as we discussed in another thread.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:14 AM

21. So?

Trump leads all GOP contenders by an increasing margin. Is that a defense of his positions?....just as the numbers cannot hide Senator Clinton's flaws and foibles.

To say that Sanders support comes from republicans is to minimize your repute but not state any fact.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 04:04 PM

13. K&R.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 05:51 PM

16. K & R

Yup...and the more he keeps speaking, the more people understand his straight forward, main stream message.

It's honest and he's authentic...there is no massive flip-flopping or shift shaping.

The Entrenched Establishment still has its head in the sand, thinking they are a shoe in...but the storm for true change is rolling along...we will have millions and millions and millions of voters ready to cast their votes for Bernie.

Go Bernie!

Go Berners!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 01:00 PM

23. great news for bernie, but with this latest development in CA,

i think all dems would have an uphill battle against trump now.

the xenophobia gonna run rampant

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