Smear of Bernie appears to have backfired
About a week ago Liz Warren and CNN conspired in a rather obvious and amateurish way to smear Bernie Sanders. So what did the public think of that?
The title of the article makes it sound like it’s a tie. It isn’t. Bernie surged to a 3 point national lead.
The gross attacks on Bernie are only making us stronger.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 22, 2020
Law and Crime reporter Colin Kalchember also took aim at CNN for not declaring Sanders in the lead.
"CNN still cannot fathom stating the obvious here: Sanders is leading in their own national poll," said Kalchember. "Self parody."
The polling revealed other interesting data points, including that Sanders leads fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over liberal Democrats by 33% to 19% and leads Biden with voters of color by 30% to 27%.
"Gotta love those Bernie bros!" tweeted The Hill journalist Krystal Ball
Support for Biden in @CNN polling:
Support for Sanders in @CNN polling:
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) January 22, 2020
Oh, that's embarrassing.
You have to ask yourself, who has the credibility here?
Hey CNN, the next time you smear Bernie don't make it so obvious. Put in the effort.
The thing is, this wasn't the only good poll for Bernie today.
That was not the only poll that showed Bernie winning California.
In fact, counting this poll, Bernie has the lead in 3 out of the last 4 polls of the state.
YouGov also came out and showed Bernie in 3rd behind Warren nationally, but YouGov is one of only two polls that show this.
Morning Consult, a better poll, also came out and showed Biden still up by 5. But the weekly trend (going backwards) showed: +5, +6, +8, +11. And most of this change is from Biden sinking.
Finally, there is the question of electability.
SurveyUSA asked 4,069 registered voters nationwide how they would vote in an election today if Trump was pitted against each of the 2020 candidates in the Democratic race. The progressive Vermont independent came out on top.
The poll found that 52 percent of voters would choose Sanders and 43 percent Trump, giving the veteran senator a nine-point lead. Next was former vice president Joe Biden at 50 percent to Trump's 43 percent, a seven-point lead.