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Sanders beats ALL rivals going head-to-head in Yahoo News/YouGov poll

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https://news.yahoo.com/new-yahoo-news-you-gov-poll-shows-sanderss-strength-going-head-to-head-with-rivals-181522968.html
 

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Sen. Bernie Sanders would defeat each of the other Democratic presidential candidates in a one-on-one race — in many instances by double-digit margins. 

Sanders won the most votes in Iowa and New Hampshire and now leads in national surveys. Yet mainstream Democrats seem to think the democratic socialist from Vermont is a weak frontrunner who would be easily dispatched if only the rest of the party stopped dividing its vote among several candidates and consolidated around a single, more moderate alternative.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll suggests they may be wrong. 

In a series of hypothetical head-to-head matchups, Sanders ran ahead of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 15 points (53 percent to 38 percent); ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 17 points (54 percent to 37 percent); and ahead of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar by 21 points (54 percent to 33 percent). Sanders’s closest competitors were former Vice President Joe Biden, who trailed him by 4 points (48 percent to 44 percent) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who trailed him by 2 (44 percent to 42 percent). 
 

Of course, the Democratic primary isn’t a two-way race; eight candidates are still competing for the nomination and divvying up the vote in complex ways. But the upcoming primaries are likely to winnow the field, and the poll shows that if and when only two candidates are left standing, more Democrats would side with Sanders than with anyone else — no matter who his last remaining rival is. 

This defies conventional wisdom about the Democratic contest, which has long held that Sanders is a factional candidate with a low ceiling of support and that most Democratic primary voters would prefer a more moderate nominee. In fact, the three moderates who have been rising lately in the polls — Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Klobuchar — performed the worst in the Yahoo News/YouGov survey. 

Bloomberg, who has been sitting out the early primaries and caucuses while advertising heavily in the bigger states set to vote on Super Tuesday (March 3), was by far the weakest one-on-one performer, losing to each of his other top Democratic rivals by significant margins as well: Warren by 14 points, Biden by 13 points, Buttigieg by 7 points and Klobuchar by 5 points. If Bloomberg’s plan is to wait in the wings for whoever survives the early states — and then to spend his one remaining rival into oblivion with his $60 billion fortune — he may be in for a shock. 

Despite early successes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Buttigieg and Klobuchar wouldn’t fare much better in a one-on-one contest. Bloomberg is the only candidate Buttigieg would beat; otherwise, he would lose to Biden by 3 points, Klobuchar by 12 points and Warren by 14 points. Klobuchar would edge out Biden by 1 point, but Warren would clobber her by 19.

Besides Sanders, Warren would be the hardiest one-on-one performer; the only other candidate who comes within 10 percentage points of her is Biden, who trails her by 8. Given Warren’s ideological overlap with Sanders — they are the most progressive candidates in the race — this further implies that Democratic primary voters are not necessarily in the market for moderation.  

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OG Gaga Stan

Looks like the "Let's add up all of Bernie's opponents' results in order to claim that he's actually losing" crowd need to get a new talking point. 

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HorusRa2

 

YESSSSSSSS. 

Shows that once again that the biggest failure of this entire campaign is actually Elizabeth Warren, who would probably win the nomination out right if she ran the same platform as Bernie. But because she isn't committed to his platform and because she is too busy listening to the kamala/clinton staffers on her team, she continues to kill any chance of her winning the nomination. 

 

Also very interesting to see that people are much more decisive when comparing Joe Biden and Bernie compared to everyone else. The reason (I think) that people are more indecisive between Bernie and Warren is more about Warren than Bernie. People want a woman president. People also want progressive policies. They think they could have that with Warren but she keeps giving people reasons to doubt that. People know what they are getting with Bernie but it's also a old 70 year old white dude who had a heart attack a few months ago. 

 

Just my thoughts. Also, it is very surprising to me that democrats are willing to forgive Bloomberg for so much wrongdoing and nasty things all because he has several billion dollars. 

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ItsTommyBitch

Interesting experiment :O

 

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SEANGT

I'm glad somebody did this. It's such a stupid argument that that most of the electorate identifies as "liberal or moderate" -- voters are so much more fluid that that & political races are so much more complex than that. You can't assume that just because someone supports Biden they are in the same group as potential Amy or Pete or whoever voters & wouldn't like Bernie. Or any combination of that statement. 

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Marilyn MonHoe
26 minutes ago, OG Gaga Stan said:

Looks like the "Let's add up all of Bernie's opponents' results in order to claim that he's actually losing" crowd need to get a new talking point. 

Yup they do. It was such an asinine talking point anyways :air:

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Bae

Inb4 little centrists infiltrate and assume the “not sures” will go to anyone else but Sanders.

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Let's take you to Chanel cuz' you look like hell.
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Gagaloo92

Damn, the little centrists LOST and got clocked huh 

So much for the "let's add the moderate vote up to undermine Bernie's win" spiel

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Miracle

Feel the BERN. 

The possibilities for the left worldwide if Bernie wins are literally endless... With the pure left and the greens making gains almost everywhere in Europe the world needs Bernie Sanders. 

 

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Melech

I used to be against him due to questionable supporters such as Linda Sarsour, but I do hope he gets it at this point. 

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Melech
4 minutes ago, Miracle said:

Feel the BERN. 

The possibilities for the left worldwide if Bernie wins are literally endless... With the pure left and the greens making gains almost everywhere in Europe the world needs Bernie Sanders. 

 

Bernie is not really left compared to the left parties in Europe :air: 

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Brainiac

Not these other Bernie threads taking my shine. He’s just winning so much we can’t keep up with it!

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Brainiac

But where are all our favorite centrists at??? They seem to be VERY quiet today! Hmmmmm, I wonder why?!?!

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Gagaloo92
25 minutes ago, Brainiac said:

But where are all our favorite centrists at??? They seem to VERY quiet today! Hmmmmm, I wonder why?!?!

They must be busy trying to come up with new talking points since all theirs have been smashed :fan:

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