Bernie Sanders has jumped from 5 percent to 30 percent.
Hillary Clinton has dropped from 56 percent to 37 percent.
- Sanders claims 43 percent of the vote for first-time caucus-goers (compared to 31 percent for Clinton).
- He also leads by 23 percentage points with the under-45 crowd.
- He also leads by 21 points among Independent voters.
Sanders, a Vermont U.S. senator, has become a liberal Pied Piper in Iowa — but not as a vote against Clinton, but because polls shows caucus-goers genuinely like him — an overwhelming 96 percent of his backers say they support him and his ideas. Just 2 percent say they're motivated by opposition to Clinton.
39 percent of likely caucus-goers say their feelings about Sanders are very favorable, with another 34 percent saying mostly favorable. Only 8 percent have a negative view of Sanders. Contrast that with Clinton: Fewer feel very favorable about her (27 percent), and twice as many view her negatively (19 percent).
Now, consider those poll results and then look at some of today's headlines...
L.A. Times: China and Russia are aggressively capitalizing on recent hacks to target U.S. spies. According to U.S. officials, Russian hackers linked to the Kremlin infiltrated the State Department’s unclassified email system for several months last fall.
Washington Post: The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber-theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.
Politico: The State Department is going to release 6,106 pages of Hillary’s emails today.
Politico: Bill Clinton provided a brief warm-up act to Hillary Clinton on Sunday evening: The former president schmoozed with donors at an East Hampton fundraiser, where about 175 guests attended, each paying from $500 to $2,700.
The Atlantic: Former Obama advisor David Axelrod said that he thinks Hillary is going to be nominee. “If you look at her support among Democrats, and the resources she brings, she’s still very strong.” And this was after a poll was released this week showing the word most commonly summoned when people were asked about Hillary was “liar.”
New York Times: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (a Democrat from New Hampshire) is publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton. Could it be because Senator Shaheen was the first woman to be elected senator and governor in the state of New Hampshire? Hillary is getting support from "long time friends" — previous and current elected officials and party dignitaries who represent critical “super delegates” who are needed for any candidate to secure the nomination. If members of Congress won't represent voters now, how can voters expect them to represent their choice for a presidential nominee?
The DEMOCRATIC PARTY MACHINE will most likely rig the nomination process to favor Hillary Clinton, despite a growing number of popular votes for Senator Bernie Sanders. That's why it's important to vote out these "Third Way" Democrats in Congress, and vote for more progressive candidates. Otherwise, nothing changes and the ultra-rich and corporations continue to do what they do — offshore jobs, pay low wages, pollute the environment, bust labor unions, rig elections, buy politicians and dodge taxes.