A new poll out of the key early voting state of New Hampshire on Tuesday showed that Sen. Bernie Sanders now has double the support of his next closest rival, former vice president Joe Biden, less than two week’s before the first-in-the-nation primary on February 11.
According to the American Research Group survey, conducted between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, Sanders has the support of 28% of likely Democratic primary voters, compared to Biden’s 13%. Coming in third and fourth place in the poll were former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg with 12% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 11%.
Among voters aged 18 to 44, Sanders received 43% of support compared to Biden. Broken down by gender, Biden garnered 6% from women voters while Sanders recieved 25% and Warren recieved 15%.
With a 15-point lead over Biden overall, The Hill notes that the new ARG poll “shows Sanders with a larger lead than other recent polls have found”—though it does comport with an overall surge seen in numerous states and nationally over recent weeks. “Sanders leads by 8 points in New Hampshire in the RealClearPolitics average,” The Hill reported, “with the other most recent surveys finding him ahead by between 5 points and 12 points.”
As Common Dreams reported Sunday, it appears the “big-monied interests are getting very nervous” as polling continues to move in the direction of the senator from Vermont.
Math explains why the Democrats may have trouble picking a candidate
From 28 declared candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination down to just eight, many Americans are likely wondering how the party will ultimately make up its mind and settle on the best candidate.
As mathematicians, we wondered whether there might not even be a best candidate. In fact, this is an established mathematical paradox. The more candidates there are, the greater the chance there is no clear favorite.
Democrats to use debate to try to blunt Sanders momentum
Democrats take the stage for a debate in South Carolina on Tuesday in what could be the final opportunity for Joe Biden and the party's other presidential candidates to halt Bernie Sanders' drive to the nomination.
The 78-year-old senator from Vermont is in pole position heading into South Carolina's Democratic primary on Saturday.
Sanders finished in a virtual tie with former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg in the first nominating contest, in Iowa, and then went on to win in the next states to vote -- New Hampshire and Nevada.
Seven candidates will take part in the debate beginning at 8:00 pm in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday night (0100 GMT Wednesday), the 10th debate of the campaign cycle.
Mike Bloomberg roasted online after tape of his Goldman Sachs comments went viral
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was ridiculed online on Monday after yet another tape of his comments resurfaced.
"Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a private event in 2016 that his presidential campaign platform would have been to "defend the banks" and also labeled the progressive movement and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, now a rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as 'scary,'" CNN reported Monday.