Bernie and Tulsi and polls
Will Tulsi qualify for the next debate? That depends on how it's measured.
Since then, Gabbard has shot past the 130,000 donor threshold, and as of Aug. 11, she was sitting at 159,514 individual donors. That took care of one-half of the qualification criteria for the next two debates.
Where Gabbard is seeing some struggles is in the polling numbers. Well, sort of.
The reality is that since June 28 (the first day of the time in which polls can be counted towards September qualification), Gabbard has hit 2% or higher in eight different polls, which is more than the already-qualified Klobuchar and Yang.
Yet, the DNC only counts one of those as an approved poll, meaning Gabbard still needs three more polls to her resume.
Something tells me that Tulsi isn't going to qualify according to DNC rules.
Not if DWS still has any influence.
Meanwhile, the "unelectable" Bernie continues to beat Trump in every poll.
Brand new poll from SurveyUSA:
Bernie 50% (+8)
— Josh #Bernie2020 (@Gacheeta94) August 11, 2019
So why would people think that Bernie is unelectable? It certainly isn't because the news media has it in for him.
That would be konspiratorial.
"Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Marty Baron said in a statement to CNN. “Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.”
Baron’s response came after Sanders knocked Bezos, who also owns Amazon, during a campaign speech in Wolfeboro, N.H.
"I talk about [Amazon's taxes] all of the time," Sanders said. "And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn't write particularly good articles about me. I don't know why."
In fact, even suggesting that the WashPost has it in for Bernie makes him no different from Trump.
In NH today, @BernieSanders sounds a lot like @realDonaldTrump as he trashes Amazon: “I talk about that all of the time and then I wonder why the Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn't write particularly good articles about me I don't know why.”
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 12, 2019
On Tuesday morning’s edition of New Day, the network cast the net a bit wider. Co-host Erica Hill introduced a package featuring clips of Sanders and senior Biden adviser Symone Sanders by saying “Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign and Senator Bernie Sanders taking a page from the Donald Trump playbook.”
by lumping Sanders and Sanders together, CNN has elevated the premise from mere false equivalency to a dangerous and offensive normalization of Trump, and one which CNN in particular should know better than to make.