Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bernie Trails Sharply Among Black Millennials

Interesting how Politico's Nick Gass frames things. His headline advertises gloom and doom for Hillary.

National poll: Sanders closing the gap with Clinton

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The punchline-a new poll shows her with a 10 point lead on Survey Monkey-which is somewhat tighter than recent polls though not unprecedented in this poll.

"Among Democrats, Clinton leads Sanders 50 percent to 40 percent. Heading into South Carolina, whose Democratic voting electorate is more racially diverse than either Iowa or New Hampshire, Sanders holds a narrow 3-point advantage over Clinton (47 percent to 44 percent) among white voters.?

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But this makes you think. He admits that SC is more diverse but his focus is on the white vote. Bernie leads by 3 among SC white voters. Of course, more than 50 percent of Dem primary voters will be black but what's that matter?

Then he has to make this admission:

While Sanders has drawn a significant portion of his support from the youngest voting bloc (under the age of 30), just 25 percent of millennial black voters said they are supporting the Vermont senator, compared with 64 percent who said they are backing Clinton. The reverse is true among white millennials, who support Sanders 75 percent to 22 percent.

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That ought to be the lead of the piece-that Bernie is almost 40 down among black millennials and not that he is down by 10 in a national survey that had him down by 11 in January.


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