A Reuters-Ipsos poll found 26% of Democrats and independents polled Feb.
17-25 said they believed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the strongest Democrat in a head-to-head matchup with Republican President Donald Trump, compared with 20% who picked billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg and 17% who named former Vice President Joe Biden.
On the debate stage Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential rivals warned that nominating the self-described democratic socialist will scare off moderate voters in the general election, endangering the party's hopes of winning the White House and threatening its grip on Congress.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER SOUTH BEND MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG, SAYING: "I can tell you exactly how it all adds up.
It adds up to four more years of Donald Trump," But a new Reuters-Ipsos poll shows that Democratic voters increasingly favor the 78-year-old Vermont senator as his momentum rises in the race.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. INDEPENDENT SENATOR AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "Let us go forward, let us beat Trump, let us transform this country.
Thank you very much!" More than a quarter - 26 percent - of Democratic and independent voters polled in the last week say they believe Sanders is the strongest Democrat in a head-to-head matchup with Donald Trump.
Twenty percent picked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and seventeen percent named former Vice President Joe Biden.
It's a marked shift from just a month ago, when twenty-seven percent of respondents said Biden had the best chance of facing down Trump, versus 17 percent for Sanders.
Sanders claimed a near win in Iowa, a narrow victory in New Hampshire, and a blowout in Nevada.
In that most recent contest, Sanders also won the support of a majority of young and Latino voters.
The Democratic primary has been so far divided between progressive candidates, such as Sanders, who advocate for public healthcare, free college and universal childcare, and so-called moderates, such as Biden, who hold to more centrist views on taxes and social welfare programs. Sanders on Tuesday night pushed back on the notion that his ideas are too radical for the U.S. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. INDEPENDENT SENATOR AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "In one form or another they exist in countries all over the world.
Healthcare is a human right.
We have the necessity, the moral imperative, to address the existential threat of climate change.
Other countries are doing that.
We don't need more people in jail - disproportionately African-American - than any other country on earth.
Not a radical idea." And Reuters polling shows that Sanders has overtaken Biden in support among black voters nationwide for the first time.
Saturday's South Carolina primary will be the first major test of Sanders' appeal among African-American voters, who represent about 60% of that state's Democratic electorate.
In March, Bernie Sanders lost his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the NY Times the George Floyd protests and their cultural repercussions, may have destroyed Sanders entire case for a socialist America. The paper posits that this summer he may lose his battle for the future of the left, his legacy gone up in smoke. Cultural battles, pro business and pro Wall Street programs have over shadowed Sanders "millionaires and billionaires are evil" narrative.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has “a better relationship” with Joe Biden than he had with Hillary Clinton. Sanders was the No. 2 contender in each of the last two Democratic presidential primaries. He told The New Yorker he thinks he has a “stronger” and “closer” relationship with Biden. The Hill reports that Biden and Sanders have known each other for 14-years. “I think the difference now is that, between you and me, I have a better relationship with Joe Biden than I had with Hillary Clinton.
Joe Biden has officially reached the majority delegate threshold to secure the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. According to Decision Desk HQ Biden secured the majority threshold of 1,991 pledged delegates with his win in the Virgin Islands' Democratic primary. Business Insider reports that Biden became the presumptive nominee when Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race on April 8.
Joe Biden has officially clinched the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, setting him up to meet Donald Trump for the leadership of a country beset by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest. Mr Biden said in a statement: “It was an honour to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.” The former vice president has been his party’s presumptive nominee since rival Bernie Sanders ended his campaign in April. But he needed to secure a sufficient number of delegates from elections this week in seven states and the District of Columbia, with a surge in mail ballots making his position official late on Friday.
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled at Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. Omar told the Sunday Times of London “I do believe Reade,” “Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied.” According to the NY Post Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Omar was a supporter of Bernie Sanders, before he dropped out of the race in April.
Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.
There has been speculation that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive decline. During a press conference, his first in months, Biden was asked by a reporter if he had been tested for “cognitive decline.” According to the Hill, Biden became enraged said “I’ve been tested. I’ve been tested constantly.” Biden went on to say he could “hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.
Mike Bloomberg is shaking up his digital political company Hawkfish. Bloomberg laid off some staff and hired new executives as it prepares for the general election. According to Vox Bloomberg’s team says the shakeup was a long time coming. Bloomberg's company is bidding to lead the digital operation of the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. On Friday the 100-person company laid off more than two dozen employees, primarily on its production and creative team.
at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie’s high hopes for 2020 don’t include President Donald Trump getting reelected. at the Disco’s 2018 hit “High Hopes” as a walk-on song at the Dream City Church in Phoenix. It was a somewhat ironic choice, as the song is already associated with former Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who had it played at events when he was still on the campaign trail.
In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.
John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. He served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014. Business Insider reports that the former governor won a handily, 60% to 40%. Hickenlooper will now face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.
Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats' campaign arm. She defeated Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Business Insider reports that McGrath positioned herself as a pro-Trump Democrat. Her eye-catching ads and national Democrats' widespread dislike of McConnell made her one of the top fundraisers of the cycle.
Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem.Republican governor Tate Reeves signed the historic bill on Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations.“This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on," Mr Reeves said just before the signing.
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Most Americans, including a majority of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, support sweeping law enforcement reforms such as a ban on chokeholds and racial profiling after the latest death of an African American while in police custody, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Newsweek reports that Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has fallen by three points over the last week. A new poll from Reuters and Ipsos has Biden leading Trump by six points among registered voters. 45 percent backed Biden while 39 percent favored Tump. When the same poll was published last week, the presumptive Democratic nominee had a nine-point lead on the president.