BERN NOTICE: New Polls Show Bernie Is Best Positioned to Expand A Winning Coalition

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After Bernie’s big win in New Hampshire, new polling data show that out of any candidate in the field, Bernie now has the biggest potential to expand his coalition. Here are some key numbers:

THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF VOTERS ARE CONSIDERING VOTING FOR BERNIE: The new YouGov/Economist poll shows that out of all candidates, Bernie has the largest percentage of all Democratic primary voters (45%) who say they are considering voting for him. The same survey also shows Bernie has the largest percentage of voters who say he is their second choice.

BERNIE IS SEEN AS HAVING THE BEST CHANCE TO DEFEAT TRUMP: Morning Consult’s new poll shows that the largest number of Democratic voters now see Bernie as the candidate with the best chance to beat Donald Trump in a general election.

BERNIE HAS THE HIGHEST FAVORABILITY RATINGS OF ANY CANDIDATE: The most recent polls from Monmouth and Morning Consult show that the largest percentage of Democratic primary voters say they have a favorable view of Bernie.

BERNIE LEADS AMONG INDEPENDENT SWING VOTERS: YouGov and Reuters/Ipsos surveys show Bernie’s strength among independent swing voters who often play a pivotal role in both primary and general elections. The YouGov/Economist poll shows Bernie having the largest percentage of independent voters (55%) who say they are considering voting for him. The Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Bernie has a 46-28 lead among independent voters in a general election matchup with Trump — by far the largest margin of any Democratic candidate in the race.

BERNIE LEADS AMONG VOTERS OF COLOR: Newsweek reports that Bernie “leads all the Democratic presidential candidates in support from non-white voters and has gained 10 points among black voters…The independent senator from Vermont is backed by 28 percent of black, non-white Hispanic and Asian voters, according to the latest polling data from Monmouth University.”

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