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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:27 PM

Sen. Sanders leading all other announced candidates in support from black voters, new poll finds

BERNIE SANDERS IS BEATING KAMALA HARRIS 2-1 AMONG BLACK DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS, NEW POLL FINDS
Ryan Grim

March 6 2019, 12:18 p.m.

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THREE WEEKS AFTER launching his presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading all other announced candidates in support from black voters, a new poll finds. The only potential candidate who polled better with African-Americans than Sanders, according to the poll by Morning Consult, is former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not announced a campaign.

Despite a persistent notion that his supporters are disproportionately white male “bros,” the new survey suggests that Sanders is actually slightly more popular among black Democratic voters than white ones, indicating that the narrative that developed during the 2016 campaign may no longer hold, if it ever did.

Sanders’s support among black voters, at 28 percent, puts him in second place among that demographic, behind Biden, at 32 percent. He trailed Biden 31-25 among whites.

There appears to be a strong class element at play in the finding. The same poll found that the demographics Sanders is least popular with — at 19 and 17 percent, respectively — are Democrats who make more than $100,000 per year and Democrats who have post-graduate degrees (two qualities that typically, if not always, overlap). Because of structural wealth and income gaps, that population is heavily white.

Sanders, meanwhile, receives his strongest support support from those making less than $50,000 — a group that is, for the same reasons, much more diverse. The poll found that 30 percent of those with the lowest incomes backed Sanders. The preference for Sanders among black voters might be better explained by ideology than identity. February’s Harvard-Harris poll found that 56 percent of black voters preferred a “mostly socialist” economic system, against 44 percent who want a “mostly capitalist” one.

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/06/bernie-sanders-black-voters-2020/

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:03 PM

1. Dare I dream ???

It was soul crushing when he lost in 2016.

I still have a 'Bernie 2016' sticker on my front door.

I love Bernie, but I voted for Hillary.

I knew the very heart of this country was at stake.

I cried for days when Trump "won".

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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 09:03 PM

2. "Talkin' About A Revolution" ...

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