Breaking News: Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers found https://t.co/lxA4W5KCUb— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2020
Iowa Emerson College/@7News Poll:— Emerson College Polling (@EmersonPolling) January 27, 2020
5% @TulsiGabbardhttps://t.co/KHKW9nZv49 pic.twitter.com/KJEF1fRQOz
Is Bernie Sanders poised to roll to victory in Iowa and New Hampshire?
“BETTENDORF, Iowa — As they streamed out of the ballroom following a Scott County fund-raising banquet Saturday night, one after the other Iowa Democrats admitted that they still had not decided whom to support just over a week before the state’s presidential caucuses.
But by not mentioning his name as they rattled off their short lists, they made it clear whom they would not support: Senator Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist from Vermont who has taken the lead in recent polls.
Instead, every one of the 30 still-undecided Democratic activists here rattled off some combination of the same four names — Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. …”
“DES MOINES, Iowa — The greatest trick Bernie Sanders ever played was convincing the world the chance he could win didn’t exist.
The independent senator from Vermont has been running for president for the better part of five years, but some Democrats are only just now, a week out from the first contest in the 2020 presidential primary season, beginning to come to grips with the fact that he could actually win the nomination.
“Suddenly, we have the Democratic establishment very nervous about this campaign. We got Wall Street nervous,” Sanders told a crowd of roughly 1,100 Sunday night in Sioux City. “They’re starting to think, could this really happen?”
“We are their worst nightmare,” he added.
Don’t break out the champagne just yet. There is one slight problem with Bernie becoming the nominee. Bernie is running neck and neck with Trump in Delaware:
It’s not every day you see a Delaware poll (3 EVs), but these head-to-heads are noteworthy:— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) January 27, 2020
Biden 56%, Trump 40%
Sanders 47%, Trump 46%
Warren 49%, Trump 46%
Buttigieg 50%, Trump 45%
Trump’s approval in DE is 45% pic.twitter.com/P3TMjFbnM4
Bernie could also lose Virginia to Trump:
The latest survey from Mason-Dixon, released Tuesday, finds Biden’s support at 49 percent, compared with Trump’s 45 percent, in the Old Dominion.
But the statewide survey also found the president with a 6 percentage point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 4-point lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and a 2-point lead over South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. …”
Bernie loses Iowa to Trump too.
Who do suburbanites vote for in a Trump vs. Bernie race? Is Bernie too liberal on social issues to peel away Trump voters? Can suburbanites swallow Bernie’s economic policies?