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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:04 PM

What Revolution? New Hampshire Results Show Bernie Sanders Base Of Support Shrinking

Washington Examiner
by Joseph Simonson
February 12, 2020 04:29 PM

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Bernie Sanders's electoral pitch rests on the notion that only he can bring to the polls young people and those traditionally not engaged with politics, but his Iowa and New Hampshire performances raise questions about that approach.

Yes, the Vermont senator can claim he started out the 2020 Democratic nomination fight strongly. Sanders, 78, has enjoyed a raw vote victory over his closest rival, Pete Buttigieg, though he's behind in pledged delegates from the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses and the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary.

Still, Sanders's vision of a Democratic electorate transforming into a left-wing movement remains elusive.

In numerous speeches at rallies in New Hampshire and Iowa, Sanders told supporters only his "is the campaign of energy, is the campaign of excitement, is the campaign that can bring millions of people into the political process who normally do not vote."

But, while the most populous states have yet to hold primaries, there's scant evidence to suggest the politically disengaged are coming out in droves.

Roughly 176,000 Iowans attended this month's caucus, which was about 5,000 more than in 2016. By comparison, 236,000 turned out for the 2008 caucuses, a 50-year high, when upstart Democratic candidate Barack Obama beat establishment favorite Hillary Clinton.

Entrance polls from this year's event showed a lower number of first-timers than in 2016, at 35%, compared to 44% in 2008. That year, 57% of Democrats polled said they were first-time caucusgoers.

Sanders did attempt to spin those facts his way, saying on Feb. 9 that he earned "huge voter turnout."

“The young vote, of people under 29 years of age, increased by 33% over where it was four years ago and was even higher than Obama’s extraordinary victory in 2008," he said, before adding that it was "a great omen for the 2020 campaign."

But Sanders was not referring to the number of new voters, just the proportion. As many as 10,300 fewer young people participated in the caucus this year.

In New Hampshire, Sanders's victory was undoubtedly aided by first-time and younger voters. Though that turnout set a new record at over 254,000 votes, exit polls found the Democratic electorate far less liberal than in 2016. Thirty-six percent of voters described themselves as moderate, a 9-point increase from 2016.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:22 PM

What does a 78 year old socialist do to encourage voters under the age of 29 to vote for him?

He promises them anything and everything their little slacker heart's desire, and once they vote for him, they will see just what it feels like to get Berned.
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:46 PM

 Ticked@TinselTown, on 12 February 2020 - 08:22 PM, said:

What does a 78 year old socialist do to encourage voters under the age of 29 to vote for him?

He promises them anything and everything their little slacker heart's desire, and once they vote for him, they will see just what it feels like to get Berned.

:exactly:

We'll TAX the rich people and make them pay for everything!

Yeah, like when has THAT ever happened?
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:53 PM

 Ticked@TinselTown, on 12 February 2020 - 08:22 PM, said:

What does a 78 year old socialist do to encourage voters under the age of 29 to vote for him?

He promises them anything and everything their little slacker heart's desire, and once they vote for him, they will see just what it feels like to get Berned.

They see themselves as the body in the castle, not the body in the ditch.
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