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Trailing Bernie: Sanders down big in upcoming states

en. Bernie Sanders is trailing Democratic presidential primary rival Hillary Clinton by double-digits in 10 of the 12 states to hold nominating contests between March 1 and March 8. Public Policy Polling released polling data Wednesday showing that Sanders, the Vermont senator, is ahead of the former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady in Vermont and Massachusetts. In Vermont, Sanders leads by a whopping 76 percentage points — 86 percent to 10 percent — over Clinton. But Clinton has the upper hand in the upcoming southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders surges again, as Clinton steps up attacks

ew polling in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading rival Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire, prompting Clinton to step up her attacks. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows Sanders, the 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, with a 49 percent to 44 percent edge over the former secretary of state and first lady among likely Democratic caucus-goers. It’s the first time Sanders has had a lead over Clinton in the poll. The same poll on Dec. 15 gave Clinton a 51 percent to 40 percent lead. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders takes on Colbert, attracts celebrities

en. Bernie Sanders hasn’t drawn much support from the Democratic Party’s establishment, but his presidential campaign announced last week that plenty of celebrities are feeling the Bern. According to the campaign, 128 musicians, actors and other artists are supporting the democratic socialist’s bid for the White House. Among the most famous are actors Will Ferrell and Mark Ruffalo, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, actor and musician Michael “Killer Mike” Render, Margaret Cho, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “As artists and citizens we believe it is time for government to once again represent the people and not just big money,” writer and director Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed the films “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers” with Ferrell, said in a statement. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders meets the press again

en. Bernie Sanders returned to NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, answering foreign policy questions that he has avoided in his traditional stump speech. Sanders, who leads Democratic primary rival Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and now Iowa as well, according to recent polls, declined to tell host Chuck Todd how many Syrian refugees the U.S. should accept as they flee their war-torn country. “I think it’s impossible to give a number until we understand the dimensions of the problem. What I do believe is that Europe, the United States, countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, must address this humanitarian crisis. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders takes a lead in Iowa

new Iowa poll has brought more good news to the Bernie Sanders campaign, showing him leading Hillary Clinton for the first time. In the Quinnipiac poll released Thursday, Sanders tallied 41 percent support among likely Democratic caucus-goers. Clinton, the former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator, had 40 percent. The poll marks the first time that Sanders, the 74-year-old Vermont senator, has more support than Clinton in the Hawkeye State. Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering jumping into the Democratic Party primary for president, had 12 percent. Continue Reading →

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