HOLD ON ONE FUCKING MINUTE!!!
I was at that
primary caucus in 2016. I was a delegate for Bernie. Bernie won my precint in Green Lake and I went to the district caucus in Wallingford.
I have old vote records listed at ToP from the caucus. I can GUARANTEE you it wasn't 17% for Bernie Sanders.
So this poll, which is released just as early voting begins in Washington (already cast my ballot); this poll come from our local PBS affiliate which seems to be all-in on the Bloomberg front what I can see. KCTS is the playground of the plutocrats in Seattle.
21 Bernie Sanders
15 Michael Bloomberg
11 Elizabeth Warren
11 Amy Klobuchar
10 Joe Biden
9 Pete Buttigieg
Ok, so the good news here, is that even among this elite coterie, Bernie is still winning.
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ONE FINAL ADDENDUM:
I sent the following email to Elway Research. I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing, but FWIW the Elway Poll has a history here in the NW since 1992 as being a "non-partisan" important pollster. Since the partnership with KCTS, and the wholesale takeover of PBS by rightwing Oligarchs, I have real misgivings about their purpose here. I have also forwarded the email to Joel Connelly who covered the story for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. So here it is, if anyone cares.
I have attempted to contact you by phone, but you do not appear to taking calls at the moment.
I have serious concerns about the methodology and sample used in your recently released Elway Washington Primary Poll.
What sent off immediate alarms bells, was when I saw the results of your poll to question 8.
8.In the Primaries in 2016, who did you support or President? [DO NOT READ]
4 Another Democrat
1 Another Republican
2 A Third Party Candidate
5 No Answer
Now as someone who participated in the 2016 caucus in Washington State, and was in fact a delegate from my precinct, these numbers cannot possibly be representative. As you well know Bernie won 73% of the delegates in the caucus. In the “beauty pageant” primary that occurred later, a contest that produced no National delegates, Bernie received 48% of the vote.
Note in your sample you have Sanders' supporters at 17%. Is that number self-identified? Are people misremembering their own votes? Are they telling us who they supported in the General Election? We have no idea, because apparently you weren’t interested in finding out.
But even if we somehow believe that over 40% of Sanders' supporters “forgot” who they supported in 2016, there are major demographic issues with your sample.
9. I have just four last questions for our statistical analysis. How old are you?
2 No Answer
Somehow you have nearly 2/5 of the representative sample being over the age of 65. This is simply bad polling.
11.What is the last year of schooling you completed?
12 High school
23 Some college or vocational school
38 College degree
26 Post-graduate school
1 No Answer
In this sample a full 64% has a college degree.
Here are the actual numbers from the Washington State Department of Financial Management:
Year Bachelor's Degree or Higher
There are clearly serious sampling issues with your poll. I would like some clarification as to how your sample was chosen. And I will be sharing this email publicly as well.