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Poll:If the election were held today, who would you vote for?

This online poll showed up in my twitter feed this morning. It is running on a FOX Nation site, whose mission statement link appears on the page with the poll along with the following invitation to vote:
All Opinions Welcome
The Fox Nation is for those opposed to intolerance, excessive government control of our lives, and attempts to monopolize opinion or suppress freedom of thought, expression, and worship.
http://nation.foxnews.com/poll/2015/12/02/if-election-were-held-today-who-would-vote-for/


I know some here don't participate in online ("clicky" polls, but I post it here anyway because I find the early results quite interesting considering it not likely that many Dem/Indy voters will visit Fox sites.

LIVE from the Savannah, GA Town Hall Meeting with Bernie Sanders

Clinton battles image of being soft on Wall St.

John Wittneben simmered as he listened to Hillary Rodham Clinton defend her ties to Wall Street during last weekend's Democratic debate. He lost 40 percent of his savings in individual retirement accounts during the Great Recession, while Clinton has received millions of dollars from the kinds of executives he believes should be in jail.

"People knew what they were doing back then, because of greed, and it caused me harm," said Wittneben, the Democratic chairman in Emmet County, Iowa. "We were raised a certain way here. Fairness is a big deal."

The next day, he endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential race.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/clinton-battles-image-of-being-soft-on-wall-st/2254912


Short article, but a good read ... in the TAMPA BAY TIMES.

Another new Sanders ad: The Rigged Economy

Live from Georgetown Univ

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LIVE from the Cleveland Rally with Bernie Sanders

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LIVE from the Cleveland Rally with Bernie Sanders

LIVE from the Cleveland Rally with Bernie Sanders
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It's Not Over for Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Ann Selzer - VIDEO

Pollster J. Ann Selzer discusses Bernie Sanders’ poll numbers in Iowa and the Democratic race - VIDEO
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2015-11-13/it-s-not-over-for-bernie-sanders-in-iowa-ann-selzer

"Hillary Clinton" - trending with 42k tweets.

I was reading my twitter feed tonight and noticed that "Hillary Clinton" was trending with over 42k tweets.
I am a Sanders supporter and have never actively searched Hillary tweets before, but I was curious to see why she was trending so... I clicked the trending link.

I was quite surprised to find that a very significant percentage (probably the majority) of this trending Hillary Clinton feed was fairly to very negative. Some of it was obviously right-wing vitriol, but a fair amount seemed more progressive and left-leaning, and more than a little was apparently coming from Democrats who were experiencing a change of heart. The following article particularly struck me...
Falling out of Love with Hillary Clinton
http://bklynsizzles.com/falling-out-of-love-with-hillary-clinton/

If you're a twitter user, (either pro Hillary or otherwise), I'd be interested to read your impressions of this trending feed.

Don't Underestimate Bernie's Brand

Sanders displays the classic strengths of new entrants taking on dominant players—and the world of marketing sheds light on his path to success.
Like many new and different brands, Bernie Sanders has a message that resonates with supporters. But just as big brand managers make the mistake of dismissing new competition, the media has discounted Sanders’s chances of nomination. Indoctrinated by years of “business as usual” both groups assume that history will repeat itself; they assume that the front runner has the upper hand; they assume that the parameters of success are fixed and what has worked in the past will work in the future. The real challenge when forecasting future success—for brands or politicians—is to test existing assumptions, not simply to accept them at face value.
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Sanders’s message and tone are so different that they simply do not compute for pundits—but they resonate with voters.
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The evidence suggests that, like other successful brands, Sanders has already built up a loyal following. Now, Sanders’s big challenge is to take his message and make it meaningful and salient to as many voters as possible. It’s a difficult task, but it may not be as insurmountable as the media would have us believe.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/what-marketing-trends-say-about-bernie-sanderss-success/413959/
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