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Larry Wilmore is bombing--It's painful to watch

The White House correspondents' dinner.

Most of his jokes are really unfunny.

And he's following Obama, who was hilarious.

Obama: CPT stands for "jokes that white people should not make"



33% of Bernie supporters won't vote for Hillary

according to a nearly two-month-old NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/poll-33-sanders-supporters-wouldnt-120220441.html

Do we have any actual hard numbers that are more recent?

(I've seen a number of articles, from random blogs to articles published in more highly-respected sources, that quote surveys of Democrats specifically. But are there are any recent surveys that have asked respondents of all stripes who are Bernie supporters what their plans are?)

Democrats should nominate the candidate who stands the best chances of prevailing in November. He or she will need independents, as well as self-identified Democrats, to do that.

Most Hillary voters back her as a vote against the alternative rather than as a vote for her

NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey April 10-14

(Prior question: "Thinking again about the 2016 presidential election... if the election for president were held today, and Donald Trump were the Republican candidate and Hillary Clinton were the Democratic candidate, for whom would you vote?"

Next question: "Are you voting for that person more because you want that person to be president...or...more because you do NOT want the other person to be president?"

50% of registered voters who back Hillary say it's more because they don't want Trump
33% of registered voters who back Hillary say it's more because they want Hillary


Asked earlier in the same survey--

Among registered voters overall
58% could NOT see themselves supporting Hillary Clinton
48% could NOT see themselves supporting Bernie Sanders

41% could see themselves supporting Hillary Clinton
49% could see themselves supporting Bernie Sanders


31% could see themselves supporting Donald Trump
68% could NOT see themselves supporting Donald Trump



Among registered voters who had or were planning to vote in the Dem primary:
78% could see themselves supporting Hillary (21% could not)
78% could see themselves supporting Bernie (21% could not)

http://www.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/16229NBCWSJApril2016Poll.pdf


Take Home Message:
Bernie is the more electable candidate among registered voters of all political persuasians.


Kathleen Matthews (Mrs. Hardball) LOSES! Jamie Raskin wins!

Democratic Primary for Maryland's 8th Congressional District

CANDIDATES VOTE PCT.

Jamie Raskin 38,902 33.7%

David Trone 31,529 27.3%

Kathleen Matthews 27,401 23.8%

115,354 votes, 100% of precincts reporting
http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/maryland


Buh-Bye ........



The Empire does NOT always win!!



Matthews and Trone were Establishment favorites in what turned out to be the most expensive congressional primary election in US history--over $15 million spent.

Jamie Raskin, a state senator and constitutional law professor, was preferred by the voters, despite being vastly outspent by his opponents.

NYT: Hillary Clinton at times seems tone-deaf to public anger

Democrats would be foolish to gloat about this G.O.P. mess. The Democratic Party has also been caught by surprise by the anger of middle-class voters it thought it could rely on, even while failing to move meaningful legislation on college affordability, gun control, the minimum wage and better care for veterans. The Democratic leadership is also too often captive to its own elites. Though they practically invented the ideal of campaign finance reform, Democratic politicians, including Hillary Clinton, now at times seem tone-deaf to public anger while they take vast amounts of money from industries with business before the federal government. The Democratic Party has long considered itself the institutional champion of the poor, unemployed and indebted. Now, for many young voters who flock to Bernie Sanders, that is a falsehood.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/opinion/donald-trumps-success-carries-lessons-for-democrats-too.html

YES !!!! Bernie 44%, Hillary 50% -- & Bernie has the momentum!



Hillary's support level has plateaued--she's got all the supporters she is going to get. But Bernie's still getting new supporters, as more potential voters hear his message.

Bernie is within striking distance of Hillary in national polls.

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-national-democratic-primary

YOUR vote counts! There are still 1,400 pledged delegates up for grabs!

Don't let anyone make you think it won't matter whether you vote or not.
This race is still alive!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_delegate_count.html

Hillary leads Bernie by only 235 - There are 1,400 still up for grabs

Hillary has garnered approximately 235 more pledged delegate votes from primaries and caucuses than Bernie has (1,443 to 1,208).

But a third of the total pledged delegates haven't been taken yet. There are still another 1,400 pledged delegates available from the states and territories that haven't yet voted.

Anyone saying that it's impossible for Bernie to win the nomination isn't being honest.

Kasich crushes Clinton in polls; Sanders beats Kasich

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_kasich_vs_clinton-5162.html#polls

In 15 national polls since the beginning of the year, Kasich has consistently beat Clinton.

But in polls between Kasich and Sanders, Sanders beats, or runs neck and neck with, Kasich.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_kasich_vs_sanders-5817.html#polls

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