As Bernie’s campaign continues to pick up steam in advance of the Iowa Caucus in a few weeks, the latest results from isidewith.com show the momentum he built over the last half of 2015 has carried over into 2016. With 1,318,567 votes cast since July of 2015, Sanders is way out in front. 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 might be more likely to take an online poll rather than answer a landline phone, since, well most of them don’t even have a landline phone.
However unscientific it may be, we’d maintain this poll is likely a better indicator of what is happening with Bernie’s movement. Oh sure the traditional polls show Clinton with a lead in most places except New Hampshire but as stated earlier, traditional polls are weighted more heavily with landline phone users 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 very well. The Sanders campaign announced recently they’d had over 2.5 million contributions coming from over 1 million different supporters. Add that to his massive social media following and the staggering numbers that attend his rallies and it’s not hard to see why the pundits and pollsters are dead wrong about who the actual front-runner is.
The above numbers seem to contrast statements that Clinton has made lately stating that Bernie Sanders is ‘unelectable’. See Bernie’s response to that in the video below.
So, as we mentioned at the beginning. This is an online poll and isn’t scientific but neither is a “traditional” poll that tries to silence a huge block of voters. #FeelTheBern
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