Bernie Sanders got his hands one set of poll results that you had to see to believe
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders turned the Democrat Presidential primary upside down with a win in New Hampshire.
Democrat Party officials were terrified with the result because Sanders’ support for socialism makes him unelectable in a General Election.
But Bernie Sanders got his hands one set of poll results that you had to see to believe.
Nevada and South Carolina will hold nominating contests in the next two weeks but the political world is already turning its attention to the March 3 Super Tuesday extravaganza.
14 states hold primaries on that day, after which 38 percent of the total delegates in the Democrat primary will be awarded.
Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg carpet bombed those states with nearly 400 million dollars in TV ads to win enough delegates to force a contested convention.
But coming out of New Hampshire this is still Bernie Sanders’ race.
A Morning Consult poll of all the Super Tuesday states shows Sanders gaining ground and holding a seven point lead over the fading Joe Biden.
Super Tuesday @MorningConsult Poll
(Change from last week)
Sanders 27% (+2)
Biden 20% (-7)
Bloomberg 16% (+2)
Warren 11% (-3)
Buttigieg 10% (+5)
Yang 5% (+1)
Steyer 3% (-1)https://t.co/4yvasP7L8F
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) February 11, 2020
There are six southern states on Super Tuesday with large black voter populations.
Hillary Clinton vanquished Sanders in the 2016 primary in part because black voters rejected Sanders in overwhelming numbers.
There is a strong likelihood that no Democrat will arrive at the convention with enough delegates to clinch the nomination on the first ballot.
If Sanders hopes to be the nominee Sanders needs to expand his voter coalition to attract black voters who have so far rejected him because they believe he is unelectable.
Should Sanders emerge out of Super Tuesday with the most delegates it will be because Sanders expanded his coalition by growing his support among black voters.
While a strong showing on Super Tuesday by Sanders could solidify his position as the Democrat Party frontrunner it would also saddle the party with a doomed-to-defeat nominee.