Biden Leads Sanders By 8% Nationally

CNN has come out with a new national primary poll on the Democratic side that shows Joe Biden still pacing the field with Bernie Sanders in second.

Joe Biden 28%
Bernie Sanders 20%
Kamala Harris 12%
Beto O’Rourke 11%
Elizabeth Warren 6%
Amy Klobuchar 3%
Cory Booker 3%
John Hickenlooper 1%
Julian Castro 1%
Jay Inslee 1%
Kirsten Gillibrand 1%
Tulsi Gabbard 0%
John Delany 0%
Terry McAuliffe 0%
Steve Bullock 0%

This poll was done March 14-17 among 456 registered Democratic primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 9:42 am
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58 Responses to “Biden Leads Sanders By 8% Nationally”

  1. Wes says:

    Wes says:
    March 20, 2019 at 9:40 am
    Phil, Dems are relentless and will have a seven-year window once Congress passes an amendment disbanding the EC. This will be their strategy:

    Pass it through Congress and then have the 20+ state legislatures they’ll control ratify it. Then they’ll go full-court press to flip just enough legislatures in seven years to ratify it.

    Don’t say it’s impossible. It most certainly is not.

  2. lisab says:

    i think their strategy will be to open the borders once they control the white house

    and then give the illegals welfare and voting rights

    then just vote away the ec, so nothing like trump ever happens again

  3. lisab says:

    it is interesting that cnn has decided to kill off beto

    they must think he is a loser

    they are going all in on biden

  4. lisab says:

    nbc is much more friendly to alternatives to biden

    although they like biden also

  5. lisab says:

    if i was to bet, i would say biden

    DESTROYS sanders.

    biden is much meaner than hillary, and he will beat sanders like a missouri mule.

    the only question i have is, can he do that without alienating the sanders supporters. hillary was somewhat successful at keeping them on board. obama kept the hillary supporters.

    joe biden on the other hand is not very nice. it will be interesting to see how he gets rid of sanders.

  6. Chicon says:

    Wes, of course it’s not impossible, but it is highly unlikely. The 1st hurdle is it needs 2/3’s majority in each house of Congress. Then it has to be approved by 38 states, many of which would be losing electoral power if the ratify.

    Don’t hold your breath.

  7. dblaikie says:

    If past experience is any teacher than getting rid of the ec in the Constitution won’t. If the left couldn’t push through the ERA to Constitution than this has no chance.

  8. DW says:

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  9. Chicon says:

    DB, agreed. Needs 38 states. Many of them have more electoral power under the EC than they would under a popular vote system. Why would they vote yes?

  10. Phil says:

    They won’t, Chicon.

    No chance.

  11. Wes says:

    Why did Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu prominently vote to throw away their Senate careers to advance Obamacare, Chicon?

    Why did John Roberts write the opinion upholding Obamacare despite its clear unconstitutionality on all levels?

    You guys have never learned liberals will sacrifice their own personal gain for the greater good apparently. They don’t care if NH sees a presidential candidate. They care about winning.

    If Republicans keep winning the EC while losing the popular vote Dems will stoke the fires of resentment, telling people their votes don’t count so long as the EC is in place. They’ll adopt an insidious strategy to eliminate the EC. Republicans are unwise to stoke this by not actively trying to win the popular vote again.

    Dems will be relentless, and for those thinking eliminating the EC is impossible, I would remind them a healthcare law that violates multiple constitutional provisions is the law of the Land despite the Supreme Court’s having a nominal majority of GOP appointees for decades now.

  12. Chicon says:

    Wes, 67 Senators needed. 290 House members. Then a majority of the legislatures in 38 states, most of which would be losing electoral power if the thing is ratified. No problem, should be done by Memorial Day.

  13. Phil says:

    Wes, you are absolutely correct. The left is relentless. They will sacrifice for the cause. The cause is everything to them.

    Wes, here is the deal, however. The Amendment process in the Constitution is the wall that restricts the leftist agenda.

    Here are issues that the Amendment Process kills Democrats.

    *lowering the voting age
    *term limits for SC Justices or other federal judgeships. Federal judges are for life.
    *dismantling the electoral college.

    They need to figure out how to repeal the Amendment Process in the Constitution. How would they do that? Unfortunately for them, it would require an amendment.

    What they can do is pack the Supreme Court legislatively. To do so they would need to control the WH and Senate and abolish the filibuster. That should be the real fear.

  14. Wes says:

    Love the sarcasm, Chicon, but I explicitly said Dems would go the long haul on something like this. Don’t be another Mikey. Learn how to put what I said in context.

  15. Phil says:

    I agree, Wes that it is a long haul project for the left and that is their strategy.

    One thing they COULD do is one day legislatively allow illegals to vote in federal elections. There is no Constitutional restriction to that one. It would be a liberal’s dream come true, but politically they will have to wait for that one. Legally, however, it is doable without having to worry about the Constitution or the Amendment process if I’m not mistaken.

  16. Phil says:

    BTW, Rubio is introducing senate legislation to keep the number of Supreme Court Justices at nine.

    Very shrewd. This will get Democrats on record. Nice to see a Republican do something politically smart for a change.

  17. Chicon says:

    Wes, who cares if they go the long haul? It is very unlikely to work. I agree with you it is not impossible. But I think it is highly unlikely. You’ve said it is not impossible, but just how likely is it in your mind? And how will they overcome the obstacles noted above? Other than trying hard.

  18. lisab says:

    phil i wish you would not say “liberal’s dream”

    a liberal supports individual rights

    the dems are not liberals and have not been for a very long time

  19. lisab says:

    how likely?

    well imagine the dems win the wh and senate in 2020

    the have “comprehensive immigration reform” giving citizenship to 40 million illegals and pack scotus

  20. lisab says:

    well andrew yang came out against circumcision

    so add him to the list of dem nominees that would cause me to vote for trump


  21. Wes says:

    Oh, I’m going to say the Dems will do it at one point, Chicon. When I don’t know, but timetables aren’t a big thing to them. When Hillarycare flopped in 1994 Dems waited 16 years till they had the numbers to pass its bastard stepchild, Obamacare.
    They won’t mind how long it takes, but they’ll have a clear strategy and keep going back to the drawing board till the EC is gone.

    That’s who they are. It’s what they do. They’ll never give up till they find a way. If you go onto liberal blogs the posters have been discussing this for awhile. I don’t expect it to abate—indeed, I expect Dems to ramp up their efforts furiously, especially if Trump somehow defies the odds and wins re-election.

  22. lisab says:

    it is free cone day at dairy queen btw ?

  23. lisab says:

    gillibrand just came out in support of social security benefits for illegal aliens

  24. Chicon says:

    Yeah, I can agree they’re excited and will try hard. I can’t agree it is anywhere near likely given the steep hill it would need to climb. Especially when it is in the electoral interests of the small states to keep it. If you’ve got something that suggests how these obstacles can be overcome, let’s here it. Otherwise we’re at repetitive argument time.

  25. Chicon says:

    25 was directed at Wes.

  26. Wes says:

    You’re fixated on the idea that Dems in smaller states care more about seeing presidential candidates than about winning, Chicon.

    They’re not. They strictly want to win. Prove to me Dems ever put what’s best for their states ahead of their desire for empowering their party.

  27. NYCmike says:

    “gillibrand just came out in support of social security benefits for illegal aliens”

    -Well, Trump isn’t “a fighter against socialism” so she must be the lesser of 2 evils.*

    *sorry, first comment I read today, and it once again shows the absolute ridiculous thought process on a certain “lifelong Republican”.

  28. NYCmike says:

    Tink is either working extra shifts, or the baby, thankfully, is getting most of her attention.

  29. lisab says:

    i doubt that is his thought process nyc

    either he is just a troll, which he fits the profile


    he just likes the interaction. no one posts on his blog. not even his relatives. irl he is probably as popular as a condom salesman at the dinah shore weekend classic. at least you talk to him here when he posts.

  30. jason says:

    My strategy for the bracket is to pick the teams that are going to win.

    This strategy works, because 100% of the bracket winners to date have done this.

    No, no need to thank me, this is what I am here for, to help.

  31. jason says:

    I don’t think the Dems can get 38 legislatures to go along with doing away with the EC either, not in 7 years.

  32. jason says:

    Corey is a one trick pony, can’t think out of the box.

    Things are black and white for him, Trump trashed his candidate so there is no coming back from that.Whatever has happened since or will happen is irrelevant.

    The Dems could be running Hitler for President, Corey would be telling us Hitler has mellowed and that in any case he is better than Trump. He would add that Trump is surrounded by anti-Semites anyway so you might as well vote for Hitler.

  33. Phil says:

    They won’t get the electoral college stripped out of the Constitution any time soon if ever…..hence the electoral compact gimmick among states to circumvent the Constitution.

  34. jason says:

    Corey thinks his “principles” are better than everyone else’s here, but of course they are not. The problem with Corey’s views is that they are molded by the MSM, not any core values. He is in the ridiculous position of defending the MSM’s views as “moral”.

    He is not an amoral turd like Amoral Scumbag, but he is definitely a sanctimonious ass.

  35. jason says:

    No kidding Ted, what was your first clue.

    “Iconic news anchor and former “Nightline” host Ted Koppel recently fired a shot across the bow at the mainstream media — particularly the New York Times and the Washington Post — saying that President Donald Trump’s perception that the “liberal media” is “out to get him” is not without merit.

    “I’m terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Times these days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we’re not talking about the New York Times of 50 years ago,” Koppel noted to journalist and author Marvin Kalb earlier this month. “We are not talking about the Washington Post of 50 years ago. We’re talking about organizations that I believe have, in fact, decided as organizations that Donald J. Trump is bad for the United States.”

    Koppel added that “we have things appearing on the front page of the New York Times right now that never would have appeared 50 years ago. Analysis, commentary on the front page.”

  36. Corree says:

    “gillibrand just came out in support of social security benefits for illegal aliens”

    -Well, Trump isn’t “a fighter against socialism” so she must be the lesser of 2 evils.*

    Hey look, Trump favors some sort of paid leave.

    That is socialistic, so we might as well embrace full blown Marxism.

  37. Chicon says:

    27 – Wes, we’ll revisit the topic when the US Senate gets 67 votes in favor, and the House gets 290.

  38. Waingro says:

    Oh boy.

    John Fritze
    Verified account

    Follow Follow @jfritze
    “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted,’ Trump said of McCain. “I didn’t get a thank you.”

  39. mnw says:

    I hadn’t noticed until today that Biden & every other DEM wannabe has come out in favor of… the JCPOA!

    They wanna “keep Iran’s nuclear program in a box,” just as Zero constantly said.

    I hate them so much it makes my eyes cross.

  40. Chicon says:

    Mnw, does the level of hate surpass Blackhawk levels?

  41. mnw says:


    I never hated the Hawks. I hated individual Hawks players who injured Blues players, via filthy fouls– I’m looking at YOU Seabrook.

    A 3-game suspension for what he did? “Wake-y, wake-y, Backes!” Sooo much class. (sarcasm)

  42. Paul says:

    No Andrew Yang on the poll!!!!

  43. NYCmike says:

    “No Andrew Yang on the poll!!!!”

    -Only Stormy Daniels is allowed!

  44. Chicon says:

    Mnw, I got the answer. ?

  45. Chicon says:

    45 – that ? was supposed to be a wink emoji.

  46. Cash Cow TM says:

    Dem voters are sexists.

    Three of the top 4 vote getters in the poll at top of this thread are women.
    They also hate the younger generations.
    top two vote getters are over 76 years old.
    They also reject minorities since 3 of top 4 vote getters are lily white.

  47. NYCmike says:

    -I posted a different video yesterday of Spring Break shenanigans……sorry, but people that act like this are animals, and the people only worried about getting video have something wrong with them as well.

    Absolutely disgusting!

  48. Phil says:

    Yep. Mika must be a an absolute wild woman in the sack. Joe has ceased thinking with brain and is obviously following his dong. Can’t think of anything else that would turn a Republican into an Obama ass kisser….but then how do you explain someone like Nicole Wallace who has no dong.

    TDS is really a devastating disease.

  49. lisab says:

    CNN ratings dip 41% over yr.

  50. lisab says:

    Jim Acosta
    Verified account

    Follow Follow @Acosta
    A former McCain aide says Trump was lying when he claimed today the senator had misled the WH and said he was going to support “repeal and replace” effort before changing his mind. “Nope. Never happened,” the former aide said. “You’re surprised Trump lied?” the ex-aide added.

    Matt Schlapp
    Verified account

    Follow Follow @mschlapp
    More Matt Schlapp Retweeted Jim Acosta
    This is not accurate @Acosta. McCain met w me in my office and pledged to support every version of repeal and replace and said he would lead the charge. Everyone was worried he would flip flop when it mattered and well he did on the flight to dc.

  51. lisab says:

    notch: punch a commie

    rob rousseau: commies aren’t the ones shooting up mosques and synagogues, but you don’t care about that do you?

    notch: correct, idgaf

  52. jason says:

    Last chance if anyone wants to buy my bracket.

    $1000. Llama lovers get 10% off.

  53. jason says:

    Mika must be a an absolute wild woman in the sack.”

    Sorry, she could suck the paint off a doorknob and I still wouldn’t be interested.

  54. Big Joe says:

    My hunch is that Bernie’s support is a lot like Ron Paul’s. He has a small segment of very loud supporters. But will never break out.

    In 2016, he benefited from being the one non-Hillary candidate. This year, there will be a bajillion other non-Hillaries to choose from and that’s not good news for The Bern.

    Big Joe

  55. NYCmike says:

    -Unfortunately, he won’t run, but this guy would make me think very long about a different vote than Trump in a 2020 Republican Presidential primary.

  56. Tgca says:

    New thread people.