BERN NOTICE: NYT On Why Bernie Is Tough To Beat
"His anti-establishment message hasn’t changed for 50 years, and it resonates with working-class voters and young people"
|David Sirota||Dec 26, 2019|| 49|
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The New York Times has a must-read article on how Bernie is surging toward the Democratic presidential nomination. Here’s the key passage:
With less than six weeks until voting begins, the loyalty Mr. Sanders commands has turned him into a formidable contender in the 2020 race…He remains at or near the top of polls in Iowa and other early states, lifted by his near ubiquitous name recognition and an enviable bank account.
His anti-establishment message hasn’t changed for 50 years, and it resonates with working-class voters and young people who agree the system is corrupt and it will take a revolution to fix it.
Two underreported factors are part of what’s fueling the Bernie Surge:
• ELECTABILITY: The latest CNN poll suggests that Bernie is the candidate best position to defeat Donald Trump. The survey shows that out of all the candidates, Bernie has the highest favorability in the general-election battleground states among ALL voters — Democrats, Republicans and independents.
• CONSISTENCY & HONESTY: The New York Times quotes Iowa voter Angel Edwards, who says “I do like that (Bernie) has fought for people the same his entire Senate career and even before…It makes you hopeful that he won’t flip-flop while in office.” Vice News recently reported that polls show that “compared to all his rivals Sanders is perceived as uniquely trustworthy, empathetic, and in tune with the issues that matter most by voters nationally.”
During a recent conversation with The Hill’s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, we discussed Bernie’s proven and consistent record of taking on the establishment — and how he would take on the billionaire class when he is president. Click here to watch it.
Bern after reading,