Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Polls that Cable News won't Show You

A Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Sanders by 12 points. It also shows that 54% of all voters overall (Democrats and Republicans alike) say they “would definitely not” vote for Donald Trump — and 43% of all voters overall say they “would definitely not” vote for Clinton.

But that is only one poll. A new CNN/ORC poll shows that Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders has been steadily narrowing as the Democratic primary progresses. Currently this poll shows Clinton leading Sanders by only 7% (Clinton at 51% to Sanders at 44%). Also notice from the poll (screenshots below) how Bernie's enthusiasm ratings have gone UP while Hillary's have continually gone DOWN — and is also lower than Bernie's. You don't see that being reported by the corporate cable news stations. Also, according to this poll, Sanders beats the GOP forerunner Donald Trump by much wider margins as well. The cable news stations (like CNN and MSNBC) don't like to mention polls showing Bernie Sanders doing well — if every at all, unless Bernie Sanders himself reminds us while being interviewed (FYI: Here's what Bernie says about the corporate media in 98 seconds.)

CNN/ORC poll

Based on an average of 6 polls, Real Clear Politics shows Clinton leading Sanders by 9.6% (Clinton at 51.3% to Sanders at 41.7%).

And the HuffPost Pollster (currently tracking 294 polls from 30 pollsters) shows Hillary's lead over Bernie has narrowed to 10.2% (Clinton at 51.3% to Sanders at 41.1%). Check out their chart below, and notice the continuing upward track for Bernie Sanders. The longer he runs, and the better more people get to know him, the more popular he becomes. Hopefully, by the time California votes, these polls will be a little more favorable for Bernie.

HuffPost Pollster

Of course, based on all the online polls (and not these corporate sponsored surveys), Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly defeated Hillary Clinton by HUGE margins in every single online poll. It's just a shame that the actual votes thus far don't represent what we see in these polls (which is also odd). But keep the faith, it's not over.

And keep in mind: Bernie Sanders has been competing against the most powerful political machine in history that the world has every known! Not bad for a virtually unknown candidate from a year ago; whereas the Clintons have been well-known world-wide for decades!

* I can almost predict that, IF Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination (and/or later wins the general election), millions of Americans will have a severe case of "buyer's remorse." So don't say I never warned you ;)


  1. Poll: Trump, Clinton score historic unfavorable ratings. Most have low opinions of the two political parties as a whole as well -- though the Republican Party is viewed far less favorably than the Democratic Party.

    Reader's comments at the Washington Post:

    In these primary elections, there are way too many disenfranchised voters like the Independents were not allowed to vote because they usually vote for Bernie Sanders. The primaries and caucuses should all be open. In U.S., New Record 43% Are Political Independents (2015) Democratic, Republican Identification Near Historical Lows (2016). The Independent voters should force Bernie Sanders to run as an Independent.
    42% Independents
    29% Democrats
    26% Republicans

    Independents not allowed to vote in Arizona is nothing but disenfranchising voters which is still happening in this country. Strange and unfortunate. Bernie should go Independent. There is nothing common between corrupt DNC and Bernie followers. Bernie has millions of followers and enough money to stand on its own legs. I would vote Green if Bernie does not go Independent, if it comes to that.

    Tens of thousands of Sanders supporters have already indicated that very thing. People who are at all serious about not wanting to see Trump in the White House really need to dump Clinton; otherwise, it's difficult to take their protestations seriously.

  2. An article at the Guardian (link below) states that Clinton had a win of 60% to Sanders 38% in Arizona -- a difference of 22%. It was actually 57.6% to 39.9% -- a difference of 17.7%.

    And Idaho (78.0% to 21.2%) and Utah (79.7% to 19.8%) were both landslides for Bernie, and overall for those 3 States, gave him more delegates than Clinton.

    There are a total of 4,763 delegates at stake, with 2,382 needed to win the nomination. Clinton now has 1,214 pledged delegates (excluding superdelegates) and Sanders has 911.

    Add to that, Bernie's enthusiasm ratings have gone UP — while Hillary's have continually gone DOWN — and is also lower than Bernie's.

    Also, according to a new poll, Sanders beats the GOP forerunner Donald Trump by much wider margins than Hillary.

    Another new poll shows Trump and Clinton score historic unfavorable ratings -- and most have low opinions of the two political parties as a whole -- though the Republican Party is viewed far less favorably than the Democratic Party.

    Finally, the primary process is skewed to leave out Independent voters, who mostly favor Bernie (part of the strategy to keep the two major political parties in power.)

    That post at the Guardian, like many others in the media, chooses to mostly focus on the better reports on Hillary, while ignoring Bernie -- because the corporate media is in the bag for Hillary.

  3. From another article at the Guardian (the link is below at the bottom of this comment):

    The Republicans aren’t the only ones with delegate woes. Many Democrats are up in arms over the party’s 30-year-old procedure of using so-called “superdelegates” to help pick the nominee, a system that seems designed – at least according to his supporters – to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination.

    Because a national election seemed logistically impossible in the 1780s – and because the framers of the constitution worried about putting too much power directly in the hands of “We the People” – the electoral college was created, and each state was allowed to send electors (equal in number to that state’s congressional delegation) to pick the president. Each member of the electoral college would cast two votes for president; the winner would take office and the runner-up would become vice-president. The populace barely had a say in the national election.

    [The article mentions a change in this process with the 12th amendment]

    These conventions (RNC and DNC), while moving the process of choosing a nominee more into the public eye, did not actually involve the voice of the people. By the end of the 19th century, conventions became places to strike back-room deals and call in political favors.

    In the early 1980s, Democrats, worried about voters choosing "unelectable candidates", came up with the idea of “superdelegates”. Making up about 20% of the total, superdelegates were specifically designed as a check against irrational popular sentiment. [As a superdelegate, ask former Vermont Governor Howard Dean about this, who voted against Bernie Sanders, even though he had won that State in a landslide.]

    Radical change is needed, and the best method might be to engage in a national, one-day primary for each party that serves as a de facto nominating convention. The biggest barrier to such a proposal would be that it would strip influence from individual states. Ceding states’ rights to the federal government has never been easy. But that doesn’t mean it’s not more equitable to the voter.

    Perhaps a national primary would produce the exact same results that we’ll end up with after the nominating conventions this summer – but the choice would have been made by the electorate, not party bosses in back rooms manipulating superdelegates or brokering conventions.

  4. Security officials brace for chaotic GOP convention [I'm not sure why the Democratic convention wasn't mentioned.]

  5. Segmants of Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 22, 2016

    Senator Bernie Sanders on the March 22nd Primaries

    Senator Bernie Sanders' Relationship with Hillary Clinton

    Senator Bernie Sanders on America's Long Election Process

    Senator Bernie Sanders on Trump, Marijuana and Climate Change

    Senator Bernie Sanders Met with Voters on Hollywood Blvd

    Senator Bernie Sanders Responds to the Brussels Terror Attack

  6. A MUST READ article for Bernie Sanders his supporters explaining how voting laws and the media is influencing the election.

  7. ernie Sanders called it a "disgrace" that some voters had to wait in line for hours to vote in Tuesday's Arizona primary.

    "In the United States of America, democracy is the foundation of our way of people," Sanders said at a press conference here Wednesday. "People should not have to wait five hours to vote. And what happened yesterday in Arizona is a disgrace. I hope that every state in this country learns from that and learns how to put together a proper election where people can vote in a timely manner and then go back to work."

    Sanders, who lost the Arizona primary to Clinton by 57 percent to 39 percent, suggested that the voters who walked way could have made a difference in the final results.

    "We do not know how many thousands of people who wanted to vote yesterday in Arizona did not vote. We don't know if they wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or whoever," he explained.

    Sanders could not explain why his campaign came up short in the state, noting that he has not yet seen exit polls. He did say that turnout was "significantly less" than they had expected. Just over 400,000 voted in the Arizona Democratic primary, less than the state's Democratic primary turnout in 2008.

    "We had a very positive night," Sanders told reporters. "We continued a series of post March 15 elections where we have now won three out of four contests."

    Sanders closed the press conference by saying that if he had "lost Arizona to the degree she lost Utah or Idaho it would be devastating." He said that due to the campaign's oft-stated primary goal, which is to pickup the largest number of delegates possible.

  8. Bernie Sanders Calls Out Arizona Voting Process, Discusses Primary Results - FULL VIDEO

  9. Bernie's supporters rage against Arizona voting delays

    (Because of early voting, these votes were counted before yesterday’s votes. Bernie won 60% with people who voted yesterday.)

    Complaints about the election weren't limited to Sanders and his supporters. Arizona GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday released a statement saying state officials needed to evaluate the Arizona voting process.

  10. UPDATE: Check out this new Fox News poll. It's clear the Democratic Party machine is shutting out Independents in the primary (who prefer Bernie Sanders) to nominate Hillary Clinton, betting that they will vote for her in the General election. NOT! It's Bernie or Bust baby!

  11. This Is What Political Revolution Really Looks Like

    Voter turnout is historically low because we have rigged elections (i.e. Democrats' "superdelegates" and Republicans' "unbound" delegates; requiring Independents to register as a Democrat or Republican to vote in the primaries; voter ID laws; long lines at the polls; shortage of ballots; early poll closings; confusing hours; congressional gerrymandering; corrupt campaign finance laws; etc. ) If I vote for Bernie Sanders, a superdelegate like Bill Clinton will override my vote. The corrupt two-party political system in the U.S. will do everything they can to keep themselves in power and won't make these changes. And slime-bag superdelegates like Howard Dean will say: "To Hell with the will of the American people — I'll do what I think is right."