Of course, that's assuming more conservatives and Republicans (rather than liberals, progressives and Democrats) visit this conservative website. I'm guessing they do, because they chose Donald Trump as their 1st choice.
The conservative Drudge Report originated in 1996 and was the first news source to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the public about the stained blue dress after Newsweek (then owned by the Washington Post, who broke the Watergate story) refused to publish the story.
A House committee recommended Richard Nixon's impeachment for the Watergate scandal (but he resigned before the House had voted) — and the House subsequently impeached Bill Clinton (but was acquitted by the Senate.)
The Drudge Report's latest president poll (now closed after a total of 1,146,609 votes) shows who their readers picked for our next president (choosing Sanders as their 2nd choice). Every single liberal/progressive website's poll also shows Bernie ahead of Hillary by landslides.
That Drudge Report poll is very relevant, because it shows what "people" think and want, and not what establishment politicians (those who are already inside the political system) think and want. The following article explains why Bernie Sanders does so well in all the online polls (listed below) when matched up to Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders gets group endorsements when Members decide; Hillary Clinton does when the Leaders decide. In other words, if it were just the editors at the Drudge Report who voted on their poll, I doubt very much Bernie Sanders would have rated 2nd choice — or that Hillary Clinton would have even gotten ONE SINGLE VOTE.
Online Polls Results for the Fourth Democratic Debate
- Time: Bernie Sanders 86% - Hillary Clinton 10% - Martin O'Malley 3%
- Syracuse.Com: Bernie Sanders 90.54% - Hillary Clinton 6.56% - Martin O'Malley 2.9%
- Fox5 San Diego: Bernie Sanders 93.5% - Hillary Clinton 6.56% - Martin O'Malley 4.6%
- The Slate: Bernie Sanders 86% - Hillary Clinton 10% - Martin O'Malley 2%
- Heavy.Com: Bernie Sanders 89.8% - Hillary Clinton 5.45% - Martin O'Malley 1.73%
- NJ.Com: Bernie Sanders 91.87% - Hillary Clinton 8.47% - Martin O'Malley 1.44%
- Knox News: Bernie Sanders 77% - Hillary Clinton 15% - Martin O'Malley 8%
- Ceasar Daily: Bernie Sanders 97% - Hillary Clinton 2% - Martin O'Malley 1%
Results from all other Previous Online Polls:
- All online polls showed Bernie winning the first three Democratic debates by huge landslides (first, second and third), while not one poll showed Hillary winning.
- A comprehensive survey in all 50 states conducted over several months shows Sanders has the highest approval rating of any U.S. Senator.
- Polls also show Bernie Sanders is the most "electable" candidate — in either party.
- All three polls at www.Democrats.Com showed Bernie beating Hillary by wide margins.
- Bernie overwhelming won the TIME poll for Person of the Year (but was snubbed by Time).
- Bernie also won the TIME poll face-off against Hillary, leading her by a whopping 84% to 15%.
- Members of the progressive group MoveOn endorsed Bernie Sanders by a whopping 78.6% to Hillary's 14.6%.
- Members at the progressive website Daily Kos poll shows Bernie beating Hillary a whopping 73% to 26%.
- Two Fox News polls shows Bernie Sanders beating Hillary and all the GOP candidates by huge margins.
- The Working Families Party endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders with a whopping 87.4% of their members.
- Members of the liberal group Democracy for American endorsed Bernie by a whopping 87.9% to Hillary's 10.3%.
- Editor's note: Even my humble poll on the right side of this page shows Bernie at a whopping 71% to Hillary's 13%.
And it doesn't end there. When African-Americans get to know Bernie Sanders better — such as at the Presidential Justice Forum — they like him too. After the forum their straw poll showed that Bernie beat Hillary by a whopping 42 points — 65% to 23%. Blacks who don't remember Clinton's past are condemned to repeat it. Reparations? That's a false argument. Via Shaun King at the New York Daily News (January 22, 2016):
"Not a single presidential candidate, or any nationally known politician currently advocates reparations for African-Americans. Not one. That's why I find it peculiar, at best, when I see Ta-Nehisi Coates and many others blasting Bernie Sanders for saying he opposes them. President Obama, the most powerful politician in the world, has privately and publicly opposed them for eight straight years, but Coates was relatively silent about that." (Shaun King supports Bernie Sanders).
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders
Excerpts via The Guardian: Trump and Sanders lead two-headed insurgency against establishment:
We’re in an era when nobody likes anything and the two people most vocal about not liking things are Trump and Sanders. They are two sides of the same coin. Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, said:
"I talk to many people whose first choice is Trump and second choice is Sanders, even though they’re diametrically opposed. People feel Trump is saying what they think, and if you asked supporters of Sanders, one word they would use is ‘authenticity’. A lot of this is the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. Those were the seeds and now the grass is growing."
At a recent Democratic debate, Clinton presented herself as a continuity candidate barely distinguishable from Obama – hardly a cri de cœur at the best of times. Angus Johnston, a historian of student activism based at City University of New York, said:
"Clinton has been wrapping herself in the Obama presidency and presenting herself as the successor but, in a lot of ways, Sanders’s campaign looks a lot more like Obama’s in 2008 than Clinton’s does. I’m seeing in young people’s debates it’s ‘pragmatic and practical’ versus ‘let’s shoot for the stars’ because the Obama administration has not been the transformational force they hoped it would be. Sanders is clearly responding to the energy coming off recent campus protests and channeling it in his own way. The further we go into this campaign, the clearer it becomes that Sanders is not really a socialist. He’s a liberal Democrat and, win or lose, he’s in the mainstream of the left wing of the Democratic party."
But the establishment elders are not taking the parallel rebellions lying down. Clinton, who has husband Bill on her side and remains popular among African Americans and Hispanics, has unleashed a series of attacks on Sanders in the past week. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said:
"In the Bernie world, big banks are out to get you and the rich guy’s screwing you over. In Trump’s world, the illegal immigrants are going to sell your kids drugs and rape your wife, and foreigners are going to take your jobs. This has happened before when people had economic anxiety but it never pans out ... That’s why I think Jeb is very viable. This is a fad that will pass. The anger is real but the solutions make no sense. We can’t have 90% tax rates and, on the Republican side, we can’t insult everybody in the world and become president of the United States."
My Note: The author of that article at the Guardian should have added a disclaimer to Lindsey Graham's false claim about a 90% tax rate, or readers may believe it to be true. Bernie Sanders WILL NOT raise the tax rate to 90%. He might only tax the super rich 50% (not 90%). The super-rich only pay 23.8% (on capital gains), but regular wages are taxed up to 39.6% — and the super-rich don't pay Social Security taxes on their capital gains income — and nobody earning $118,500 or more a year pays this tax on 100% of their wages. Bernie might eliminate this "cap". But it's all fear-mongering anyway, because the Republicans (and the Clintons) know that with a GOP Congress, none of this will become a reality.
- Salon (January 22, 2016) The media has a Bernie Sanders problem: What the elites miss about politics the rest of us understand.
- Rasmussen Reports (January 22, 2016) Bernie Sanders Could Win