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0752, 17 Jun 19

Bernie Leads!

Will they never learn?

Washington (AFP) – A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.

A separate survey of battleground states, by CBS, shows Democrats strongly favor Biden as the candidate most likely to beat Trump in next year’s elections.

The Fox poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent among all registered voters nationwide, while Senator Bernie Sanders held nearly the same advantage over the president, at 49 percent to 40 percent.

Holding edges of 1 or 2 points over Trump — albeit within the poll’s 3-point margin of error — were Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.

The media loves to report on the polls and treat them like reality. I suspect they do it because many of them are too stupid or lazy to dig into the candidates’ policy proposals. It’s easier to just blather on about the latest poll. Do any of them remember how wrong the polls were in 2015? 2016? How many polls had Trump winning? Hoe many of those same polls are now saying that Bernie is in the lead? In other words, do these polls matter 0 at all?



0752, 17 June 2019


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