Poll Shows Sanders Chips Away At Clinton Lead



By: Conservative Voice of the People

Bernie Sanders is left of left, even more so than Hillary Clinton. She is so bad, that even a hack like Bernie Sanders can “chip away” at her lead. While Clinton still has a 51 percent lead, she has dropped by 9 points, according to The Monmouth University Survey, which was just released. Either way it’s bad news for Republicans if they can’t get it together to win. It is really worrisome that we have 15 GOP candidates. I think it’s too many. The conservatives that I talk to are buzzing about Donald Trump because he is a Washington outsider, and conservatives are tired of the lies that we have been told by our GOP leaders. I can honestly say, at this point, Trump is the leader that conservative grassroots people are excited about. 

Here’s a piece featured in The Hill, on left-wing kook, Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and how he is gaining popularity over Hillary Clinton. While I highly doubt that Sanders will overtake Clinton, it shows that maybe if some other Dem. throws his or her hat in the ring that it could mean trouble for Hillary Clinton. 

The Hill Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is chipping away at Hillary Clinton’s lead nationally, but the former secretary of State remains the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, according to a new poll.

The Monmouth University survey released on Wednesday shows Clinton taking 51 percent support over Sanders at 17 percent. That’s a 9-point drop for Clinton since April and a 10-point gain for Sanders.

Sanders is drawing crowds of thousands of supporters on the trail and his campaign has consistently had to move events to larger arenas. While Clinton still holds a big lead nationally, Sanders’s surge has been most pronounced in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to cast ballots.

In a briefing with reporters in Washington on Tuesday, top Clinton aides acknowledged they expect a protracted nomination fight.

“This will be a fight for the Democratic nomination, and it will be hard to secure it,” said communications director Jennifer Palmieri. “There are a lot of people Hillary Clinton will need to convince to support her and that’s what we expect will happen.”

The Monmouth poll indicated the race could endure another jolt if Vice President Biden enters the race. He’s currently in third place taking only 13 percent support, but the survey found his standing would improve if he jumps in.

An additional 12 percent of Democratic voters said they would be very likely to support Biden if he enters the race, and another 31 percent said they would be somewhat likely to support him.

All told, 25 percent of Democratic voters said they would be very likely to support Biden, and more than 50 percent said they would be somewhat likely to support him.

The poll found that Biden’s support would draw from Clinton – 68 percent of those who said they would be likely to vote for Biden are presently Clinton supporters.

“Most people seem to be focusing on a Sanders surge among the liberal wing of the party,” said Monmouth polling director Patrick Murray. “But the bigger threat to Clinton may come from a Biden candidacy, where the two would be fighting for the same voters.”

A majority of Democrats, 53 percent, say they would like to see Clinton face a competitive primary, with only 36 percent saying it would be better for Clinton to have a smooth path to the nomination.

Still, Clinton is in good shape. The survey found 74 percent of Democrats view her favorably. It’s the best favorability rating in the field.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is still struggling to gain traction. He is in fourth place in the field taking only 1 percent support. Only 27 percent of Democrats know enough about him to have an opinion.

The Monmouth University poll of 357 registered Democrats was conducted between July 9 and July 12 and has a 5.2 percentage point margin of error.