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Fri Feb 5, 2016, 11:24 AM Feb 2016

Bernie Sanders just melted away a 30-point Hillary Clinton lead in a new poll [View all]

Source: Business Insider

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) closed a 30-point gap with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to virtually tie her in a new national survey published Friday.

The poll, from Quinnipiac University, found Clinton leading Sanders among national Democratic primary voters, 44% to 42%.

That was a wild swing from a mid-December Quinnipiac poll that found Clinton leading 61% to 30% nationally over Sanders.

"Democrats nationwide are feeling the Bern as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes a 31-point gap to tie Secretary Hillary Clinton," said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-tie-quinnipiac-2016-2

The poll was released this morning. You can find the direct link here:
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The polls will always tighten up as more people pay attention-- TwilightGardener Feb 2016 #1
Bernie is a beast... the revolution has started. Go Bernie! InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #12
nope ain't dope roguevalley Feb 2016 #24
I love Elizabeth Warren, as a Massacusetts born woman........... mrmpa Feb 2016 #98
Look, I liked O'malley. But lets not forget he also had super pacs. trillion Feb 2016 #160
Something we of a certain generation learned from the assassination of JFK is that the vice JDPriestly Feb 2016 #166
Excellent point and just common sense these days nikto Feb 2016 #193
Do you mean HubertHeaver Feb 2016 #199
Someone who scares the kinds of people who are prone to assassinations. JDPriestly Feb 2016 #213
well he might get him only if to appease certain delegates PatrynXX Feb 2016 #184
Elizabeth is far more valuable as Bernie's VP, both in terms of helpin him gettimg elected and serving her country... InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #215
She would be 75 in 2024. former9thward Feb 2016 #218
75 is the new, uh, 65. JackRiddler Feb 2016 #221
That's more than a tightening, that's a landslide shift! reformist2 Feb 2016 #79
This is why Clinton so desperately needs the narrative that she won Iowa. Ed Suspicious Feb 2016 #2
Well, she did. But Bernie had a genius moment when he said "virtual tie". And that is what people thereismore Feb 2016 #5
Bernie, the honest politician. Hillary on the other hand... InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #14
B & E FTW Yeager29 Feb 2016 #196
You know it! InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #214
Even during last night's debate ejbr Feb 2016 #19
He supported the recount as an accountability/process issue and HRC had to go along bigbrother05 Feb 2016 #120
It was. Showed he isnt a whiner 7962 Feb 2016 #121
? You do realize it was won by less than 1/2 a percent so they split the delegates and Hillary only trillion Feb 2016 #161
Of course. But I think she got 2 more, 23-21, no? thereismore Feb 2016 #169
It's also why some have been pushing the notion that New Hampshire is a fringe liberal state... Bubzer Feb 2016 #7
Even though as recently as 2000 and 2004, it was on the list of swing states karynnj Feb 2016 #62
Here's one.. Bubzer Feb 2016 #85
Even here at DU, it's been called lily-white Beartracks Feb 2016 #136
The importance of IOWA was mostly about the state being trillion Feb 2016 #167
Never understood it. Iowa has only picked the eventual pres. 3 times in 35 yrs 7962 Feb 2016 #210
True. But there may be more to it when studying demographic. trillion Feb 2016 #220
At one point, RW churches were moving people into NH to turn it red. merrily Feb 2016 #226
But she didn't, we'll find out in the end. Helen Borg Feb 2016 #30
There is definitely a stench surrounding the vote count. I suggest that we adopt color coded ink CentralMass Feb 2016 #87
Hooray !!!!! SamKnause Feb 2016 #3
All those blasts! Plucketeer Feb 2016 #45
Movement towards Bernie means MOMENTUM nationally. That is huge and with all of Hillary's perceived Akicita Feb 2016 #76
Page not found eom Maeve Feb 2016 #4
Link fixed! thanks! Bubzer Feb 2016 #10
Awesome! ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2016 #6
Seriously... plenty of room left on the Bernie bandwagon! All aboard!... woot woot!!! InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #40
Fix your first link to this please pinebox Feb 2016 #8
Just fixed it. Thanks! Bubzer Feb 2016 #11
Anytime! pinebox Feb 2016 #13
There's more than one way to "win" in Iowa. bluedigger Feb 2016 #9
That should be on a Bernie T-shirt Android3.14 Feb 2016 #32
+10,000 nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #92
The whole "win" thing Beartracks Feb 2016 #180
And you don't win a state, that is meaningless, you win delegates. Clinton was awarded 2 delegates rhett o rick Feb 2016 #190
Right. Beartracks Feb 2016 #225
This has to be a crushing blow to Hillary and her courtyard. Elmer S. E. Dump Feb 2016 #15
Sorry, but no. The majority called were called on cell phones and 70% White. Breakdown: BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #31
Wow. I knew something had to be off with that poll. nt SunSeeker Feb 2016 #59
They ignore these variables at their peril. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #72
% of Whites and Cell phones were not far off Jarqui Feb 2016 #60
Apples to oranges. At issue is a TELEPHONE POLL. People say whatever. The breakdown you've BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #82
Nonsense Jarqui Feb 2016 #90
Polls only count when they break Hillary's way. Everybody knows this. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #93
Oh geez. When people vote, Exit pollsters SEE them, and voters are proud of how they voted. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #95
That is the demographic distribution for the GE. hack89 Feb 2016 #94
Don't make the mistake (like Hillary is obviously doing) nyabingi Feb 2016 #70
Exactly! POC have no blind allegiance to Clinton. Neither do women. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #96
Polls showing Bernie doing well are wrong! left-of-center2012 Feb 2016 #74
If that's your argument, so be it. It's not mine. Facts are facts. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #78
What facts that you presented explain the 29% drop or that Jarqui Feb 2016 #83
Yes they are, and the fact is, Bernie is nipping at Hillary's heels. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #97
But in the end, he will LOSE. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #99
We all lose if Hillary wins the nomination. Prepare yourself. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #107
Hogwash. I was told the same thing about Obama. How did that work out? BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #112
No, you weren't. Many Bernie supporters also supported Obama no matter how you try to spin it. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #114
O...kay. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #139
I think you missed the entire point of this OP. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #140
This is what I fear as well trc Feb 2016 #133
I can't believe i hadn't done this already! StandingInLeftField Feb 2016 #134
This person isn't debating. This person's mind is completely made up and complete inflexible. trillion Feb 2016 #174
Bwaaaahahahaha! Project much, trillion? BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #202
No, actually I don't. I make it a point to keep checking Bernie on stuff. trillion Feb 2016 #205
Ask the dead children of Iraq and Afghanistan and the dead men who died from water boarding in trillion Feb 2016 #173
Can you please provide your Psychic credentials? Past record of correct psychic predictions? cui bono Feb 2016 #137
Monmouth poll from January 19, 2016. Don't need to be a psychic to read, cui. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #150
To paraphrase someone, "You ignore these variables at your peril." Gore1FL Feb 2016 #100
Yah, but when I said it, it's true. Unless you Berners can provide to me a poll BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #101
And ignore likely voters and census data! Gore1FL Feb 2016 #102
Polls schmolls. Unless it's exit polling, I'll keep my powder dry and I suggest you do the same. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #105
That's quite a different argument than you started with. n/t Gore1FL Feb 2016 #143
Is it really? BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #149
Yes. Very. Gore1FL Feb 2016 #172
squid wrestling Fairgo Feb 2016 #175
Unless you can prove that Hillary can actually get the POC she does manage to retain Live and Learn Feb 2016 #108
I don't think he was saying that was his argument. trillion Feb 2016 #171
The racial breakdown is nearly the same as the country, so it shouldnt be a factor 7962 Feb 2016 #122
Comparing phone polls to EXIT polls is where the problem lies here. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #125
But exit polls are done on voting day. Phone polls are all we've got right now. 7962 Feb 2016 #128
A single poll result does not the truth make. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #131
Are you trying to imply older people don't have cell phones? gyroscope Feb 2016 #127
No. That's a ridiculous assumption for YOU to make. eom BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #147
Then why are you complaining about cell phones? gyroscope Feb 2016 #212
I wasn't complaining. That's what you make of it. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #219
The minority vote? Good luck with that. Elmer S. E. Dump Feb 2016 #144
She's gone from 61% to 71% since last month. But thanks for your concern. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #148
Wow, and if you're for everything she says she's for right now, you should be very upset about that. trillion Feb 2016 #179
Do you know anyone who answers their landline? nt mhatrw Feb 2016 #158
No. And why should that matter? What does that have to do with my post? eom BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #159
That's not how the primary works yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #33
I see a March SWEEPS for Hillary Clinton when she sweeps all the delegates BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #42
I do too yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #46
A better nominee and a once in a lifetime president - UE is now at 4.9%! Lowest since FDR! BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #48
True! A wonderful president yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #52
Exactly! And it pisses the pro-GOP media to no end that she hasn't run BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #55
100 percent true. November will be very good for the Democratic Party. Yeah! yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #57
All is sunshine and roses. Or is it? Why are so many stilll unhappy? Live and Learn Feb 2016 #106
... BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #130
... Live and Learn Feb 2016 #132
Are you saying what that poster says ISN'T true? trillion Feb 2016 #181
Huh? Where did you get your numbers from? 7962 Feb 2016 #123
You assumed correctly. Unemployment rate at 4.9%, BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #152
Then you WERE wrong. You said "lowest since FDR". It was lower under Clinton & W. 7962 Feb 2016 #191
I'm happy I made your day. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #192
Hey, I'm always happy to help straighten things out! 7962 Feb 2016 #200
I wouldn't go that far, but if it helps make you're night, run with it. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #201
I blame my mom, she always wanted me to be accurate 7962 Feb 2016 #208
Hillary's campaign Plucketeer Feb 2016 #49
... BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #50
"I see..." "I see..." Well - SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #51
Sorry. My crystal ball is in the shop for repairs. But my eyesight is just fine! BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #53
Tired of hearing this line arlington.mass Feb 2016 #58
I'll tell you...nothing nyabingi Feb 2016 #75
+ a gazillion. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #110
What about her policy positions and record resonate well with minorities? AlbertCat Feb 2016 #77
I bet you are. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #89
ROFL Do we need to rehash the list of Hillary's vile quotes about Obama? Really? Live and Learn Feb 2016 #111
ROFL Do we need to rehash all the vile votes Sanders cast that minorities believe are unforgiveable? BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #119
Perhaps you need to reread your post because that is what you said. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #126
I know what I wrote. Don't need to reread, but you clearly do. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #135
True, Bernie voted for a CLINTON bill and he does regret that. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #138
Yeah, hindsight being 20/20 and all. I hope you'll accept Hillary's apology for the 2002 vote BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #146
You failed to mention that Bernie aso gained minority votes in that poll which you never disclosed Live and Learn Feb 2016 #155
So? Is it at least close enough for him to overcome her advantage? Nope. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #157
"None of those are exit polls. I'll keep my powder dry and wait for those." mhatrw Feb 2016 #162
Taking remarks out of context to fit your anti-Hillary narrative BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #164
I feel that there is a subtle form of racism at play with the claim arlington.mass Feb 2016 #182
it needed thawing out. ChairmanAgnostic Feb 2016 #16
My street fighting man is doing just fine. K&R for the win. Travel to NH these next few days if you Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #17
Every minute of every day...Americans learn about Bernie's common sense and SoapBox Feb 2016 #18
Do we really want a repeat of McGovern 1972? Paladin Feb 2016 #20
While you're at it, ejbr Feb 2016 #22
you should ask for the lotto numbers from 1972 Kalidurga Feb 2016 #39
Why so little for Hillary? ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2016 #26
Sorry, I'm not buying your bridge to nowhere. Bubzer Feb 2016 #28
For some reason, you fail to mention Gore 2000 and Kerry 2004. Zorra Feb 2016 #34
Yeah, it was 44 years ago. And it's still painful to recall. Paladin Feb 2016 #64
This bullshit meme that by nominating Bernie we are ALLOWING a Republican to take the White House Maedhros Feb 2016 #81
Consider her qualifications ----- Plucketeer Feb 2016 #54
c'mon, is this even a serious post?! fbc Feb 2016 #66
So you're questioning if my post is serious, because I'm 65 years old and I have a good memory? Paladin Feb 2016 #91
No I'm questioning it because fbc Feb 2016 #145
And yet there was Chris Chris Christie on MSNBC just yesterday..... Paladin Feb 2016 #227
Tired, stale argument. frylock Feb 2016 #68
You're right, they would love to run against Hillary Lordquinton Feb 2016 #73
They have 25 years of oppo research on HRH hifiguy Feb 2016 #104
You saw that movie 44 years ago. mhatrw Feb 2016 #163
You don't do arrogance very well. Paladin Feb 2016 #228
It is not 1972 and Sanders is not McGovern. Odin2005 Feb 2016 #188
You think Clinton would do that badly? JackRiddler Feb 2016 #224
The Inevitable Clintanic has been hifiguy Feb 2016 #21
Time to start bailing! Art_from_Ark Feb 2016 #47
That happened at the first debate last fall. HubertHeaver Feb 2016 #203
Coming soon. . . hifiguy Feb 2016 #204
I think a single follow-up question last night would HubertHeaver Feb 2016 #211
OUTLIER ericson00 Feb 2016 #23
Unless it shows Clinton with a commanding lead. ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2016 #25
Clinton 61, Sanders 30, was an anti-Clinton skew? Iggo Feb 2016 #61
yes, you're right fbc Feb 2016 #69
That is great news! Vote Bernie2016. /nt NCjack Feb 2016 #27
"A wild swing" = outlier. NO WAY do I believe this poll is anything but an outlier, and Bernie BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #29
"This doesn't support my premise so it's wrong" ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2016 #37
No. It's based on all polls showing Bernie can't make minority voters "feel the Bern". BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #38
That was yesterdays premise. ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2016 #41
All right. Don't say you weren't warned. BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #44
You really should start hitting the streets for Hillary because Live and Learn Feb 2016 #115
I have and do. So stop assuming (which you do a LOT, btw). BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #124
Funny, I have yet to see any Hillary supporters on the streets. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #129
They did not say wrong, they said outlier. fbc Feb 2016 #71
Excellent! TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #35
Good. Night. Now. frylock Feb 2016 #36
Bernie!! AzDar Feb 2016 #43
HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!! WillyT Feb 2016 #56
Wow! It's happening even faster that I expected! fbc Feb 2016 #63
Time to take this out of the mothballs rocktivity Feb 2016 #65
Considering who the Dems are up against, I think you should send that to the other side to use. trillion Feb 2016 #206
cautiously optimistic restorefreedom Feb 2016 #67
LBN (might be safe to post here) If both campaigns and ESPECIALLY their SUPPORTERS randys1 Feb 2016 #80
Exactly - but the further Bernie pulls ahead, the happier I am. GoneOffShore Feb 2016 #84
I wonder if there was a change in their methodology? blackspade Feb 2016 #86
No wonder they wanted to bury the debates on the weekends. Matariki Feb 2016 #88
Of little consequence. No Democratic Party candidate can win without a sizeable segment of the Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2016 #103
On the other hand, Oregon is pretty lily white and in 2008 Arugula Latte Feb 2016 #116
Of course. IA the same. Lily white. But Bernie is not connecting with black people like Obama did. Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2016 #118
GW won twice. I didn't know he had the black vote. Elmer S. E. Dump Feb 2016 #195
PLEASE READ!!! No ***DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATE*** can win the primary without Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2016 #197
I don't agree. Thanks for playing. Elmer S. E. Dump Feb 2016 #198
Of course the lead MELTED away: it felt the BERN! forest444 Feb 2016 #109
Celebrating? itcfish Feb 2016 #113
Bull crap. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #117
The Clinton campaign talking point that says we have to nominate her because she is the only one who totodeinhere Feb 2016 #141
who does better in the general: from the poll scipan Feb 2016 #151
But, but, but, the talking heads all told me he was unelectable!!!! mhatrw Feb 2016 #165
A flat out statistical tie. n/t totodeinhere Feb 2016 #142
The more exposure his message gets, the more people like him. PeteSelman Feb 2016 #153
K&R CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #154
Here is my prediction. Bernie will win New Hampshire big, then go on to narrowly lose totodeinhere Feb 2016 #156
Saw this coming lovuian Feb 2016 #168
Wait just a minute here! SheilaT Feb 2016 #170
And another kick! nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #176
I'm part of that poll Yeager29 Feb 2016 #177
hahahah. Lately she's been trying to BE Bernie - in what she says she supports anyway. trillion Feb 2016 #183
4700 Views, wow. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #178
So, does this mean that polls aren't corporate paid for propaganda? Amimnoch Feb 2016 #185
nice to see some maturity scipan Feb 2016 #194
Now the fun begins! Fearless Feb 2016 #186
The coronation has been postponed until further notice! Odin2005 Feb 2016 #187
LOL! InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #217
GO BERNIE! warrprayer Feb 2016 #189
Love it, just love it, still a long race tho and I'm going to do what I can to swing it more Gorgatron Feb 2016 #207
PPP shows 21 pt Clinton lead youceyec Feb 2016 #209
Who cares which makes more sense? JackRiddler Feb 2016 #222
Too short a timeline: more like a 60 point lead. truebluegreen Feb 2016 #216
Holy smokes. I feel the power surge. avaistheone1 Feb 2016 #223
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