Bernie's Not Electable? Think Again

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 19th Feb 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2-3l-cm6/
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The mainstream pundits are all over the airwaves claiming Bernie Sanders is not electable, when the fact is Hillary Clinton is the unelectable one.

Bernie beats all Republicans, Hillary, not so much

The Quinnipiac University poll has long been considered one of the best, most accurate tabulations of the mood of the American electorate. In its latest polling, completed on February 17, 2015, it paired each Republican presidential candidate against both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and the results shout a crystal clear message to all those inside the beltway establishment mainstream media "experts" who, like a broken record, claim that Bernie Sanders is not electable.

For the record, here are the figures:

In a poll of likely primary voters, Quinnipiac found that:

Hillary Clinton is essentially tied with Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton - 44%
Donald Trump - 43%

However, Bernie beats Trump

Bernie Sanders - 48%
Donald Trump - 42%

All the way down the line, Bernie comes out far ahead of Hillary against the Republicans:

Jeb Bush - 44%
Hillary Clinton - 43%

Bernie Sanders - 49%
Jeb Bush - 39%

Ted Cruz - 46%
Hillary Clinton - 43%

Bernie Sanders - 49%
Ted Cruz - 39%

Marco Rubio - 48%
Hillary Clinton - 41%

Bernie Sanders - 47%
Marco Rubio - 41%

John Kasich - 47%
Hillary Clinton - 41%

Bernie Sanders - 45%
John Kasich - 41%

So, Bernie Sanders beats every Republican running, while Hillary Clinton is in a statistical tie with Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, and loses handily to all the other Republican candidates. Bernie, by contrast, beats every Republican, most of them handily.

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Bernie Sanders, Democratic Primary Race, Electability, Hillary Clinton, Polls, Steve Kinsman

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Shamarie
20th Feb 2016 (#)

Yes, Bernie is on a roll!!! He has the youth behind him too!!!

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author avatar Retired
21st Feb 2016 (#)

This is why the 'establishment' want Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate: then they can get a Republican back into the presidency.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2016 (#)

Hillary is every bit as acceptable to the oligarchs and the lords of money on Wall Street as any Republican. She's their candidate.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
21st Feb 2016 (#)

As Shamarie says being identified as the candidate of the youth is important. The key is that he brings change.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2016 (#)

The key is that young people get out and vote. The turnout in Nevada, where Bernie narrowly lost, was low, 0nly 80,000 voting in the Democratic caucusus as opposed to 120,000 voting in 2008. If you add up the votes in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada and put them all together, Bernie got over 156,000 votes and Hillary got a little more than 97,000 votes, but Hillary "won" two states to Bernie's one and came away with the most delegates. She even gor more delegates in New Hampshire, despite getting clobbered in the primary by a record margin.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
22nd Feb 2016 (#)

She also has all those super delegates supporting her that seems to be skewing the results.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2016 (#)










Like Bernie keeps saying: "The system is rigged."

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
22nd Feb 2016 (#)

Who are those people and why have they made up their mind already?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
24th Feb 2016 (#)

Are you asking about superdelegates? They are the elected members of Congress, Democratic Party activists, and big-donor delegates to the Democratic convention. Ninety percent of them are Clinton supporters, because they are the essence of the Democratic establishment. However, if it became obvious that Bernie has more delegates than Hillary from the states holding primaries, then many superdelegates, not wishing to fly in the face of the will of the people, could be expected to change their position and cast their convention votes for Bernie. That us what has always happened in the past, but today, with the establishment of the Democratic party just as bought and paid for by Wall Street and other big money interests, we cannot be assured that that ill happen.

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