As Bernie’s campaign continues to pick up steam, the latest results from isidewith.com show the momentum has carried Bernie to a commanding lead in the latest results. With 310,729 votes cast over the period of the last three months, Sanders is way out in front. In August, according to I Side With, Sanders was ahead in 49 states with Clinton holding on to a slim lead in her home state of Arkansas but the lead there vanished in September as well. Of course as we have said before, this is not a scientific poll by any stretch of the imagination but it shows just how popular the Vermont senator has become, especially with the millennial crowd who more likely to take an online poll rather than answer a landline phone, since, well most of them don’t have a landline phone.
We’d maintain this poll is however a more accurate indicator of what is happening with Bernie’s movement. Traditional polls use landlines phones and usually call people that voted along a certain party line last time – and neither one of those things represents Bernie’s massive amount of support. A great example is an Iowa poll that was released yesterday showing Clinton with mind-boggling 41 point lead. Of course a closer look at the methodology shows that out of the 400 people contacted for the poll, 300 of those were on a landline telephone. [insert laughing noises] Also not in the shocking headline was the fact that they only called people that voted in 1 out of the last 2 Democratic Primaries but it gets better. 21% of the people on the list have seen Hillary Clinton in person.
So, thanks but no thanks, I’ll stick with an online poll that counts the votes of several hundred thousand people and doesn’t exclude people because they don’t own a landline telephone.
State results were calculated from 310,729 voters for August, September,October 2015 for the question “If the Presidential election were held today, which candidate would you vote for?”
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