Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Jonathan Allen, NBC News: [Bernie] Sanders was the choice of 54 percent of Hispanic caucus-goers Saturday on his way to steamrolling to the most convincing victory of the primary season, according to an NBC entrance poll. His closest competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden, racked up 14 percent, with no other candidate cracking double digits. Those results signaled that the energy Sanders has poured into building a more diverse coalition than his failed 2016 campaign is paying off at just the right time.

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My concern with Sen Sanders at this point...

His supporters, in spite of the "wide coalition attribution, seem to skew towards the younger voters - voters who have a history of not voting on Election Day.

The cited article shows the demographics of Sen Sanders' supporters not in their age range but in their ethnic category.

So, the question I have at this point is... if Sen Sanders were to win the Democratic nomiation, how might he convince those normally reluctant under-40 voters to actually go out and vote?

( along these lines, you might have read my comments about the difference between Likely Votdrs (LV) and Registered Voters (RV) when it comes to polls. It is a very important difference, and one that is most difficult to quantify.

For example, if you look at this poll's results www.realclearpolitics.com
you will see LV in the Sample column. That means Likely Voters were polled.

The determination of a likely voter is an art, not a science, and is a reason for the reported uncertainty of any given poll.

So... circling back to my original point (kudos to you if you've hung in there this far... :) )

Are Sen Sanders' supporters likely voters, who matter. Or are they registered voters, who matter less on election day because not all registered voters actually vote.


That's the big question here.

imho, of course.





#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-02-23 10:20 PM | Reply

btw, amazing guitar-playing here...

Joanna Connor - Playing In The Dirt
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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-02-23 10:23 PM | Reply

Suck it, Bloomberg voters!

#3 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2020-02-23 11:23 PM | Reply

At this point, the longer Bloomberg doesn't drop out, the more damage he is doing to the obvious Democrat nominee, and the more he and all of his supporters are directly supporting Trump.

#4 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2020-02-24 01:18 AM | Reply

Also in the news:

BERNIE SANDERS BECOMES FIRST CANDIDATE, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, TO WIN POPULAR VOTE IN ALL 3 EARLY VOTING STATES

www.newsweek.com

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-24 01:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At this point, the longer Bloomberg doesn't drop out, the more damage he is doing to the obvious Democrat nominee, and the more he and all of his supporters are directly supporting Trump.

He's actually helping Sanders win more primaries by further diluting the anti-Bernie vote. I assume his only hope is to prevent Sanders from getting enough delegates to clinch, ensuring a brokered convention.

If one of the more centrist candidates won 54% of the hispanic vote in a primary or caucus, their supporters would be calling on Bernie to drop out of the race and support the "electable" person who had such high hispanic support. As it stands we just have to go on pretending Bernie doesn't have the broadest base of support and watch all the establishment babies whine.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-24 07:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Are Sen Sanders' supporters likely voters, who matter. Or are they registered voters, who matter less on election day because not all registered voters actually vote."

Primary voters are the most likely to vote in the general.

#7 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-24 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

All this bean counting. In the end the dude will either win or not. I think he has a very good chance of taking out the trash.

#8 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-24 09:41 AM | Reply

Sanders Won Nevada with a Diverse Coalition

meaning Illegal Immigrants

#9 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-02-24 09:50 AM | Reply

#9 Oh geez.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-02-24 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 | Posted by Maverick

RCade - we need a lunatic flag.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-02-24 10:16 AM | Reply

Trumpies heads will explode when their guy loses to a socialist independent. I can't wait to pop some corn and watch.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-24 11:34 AM | Reply

Ok, so now we know the preferred euphemism that Libs can use. If this were about Trump, the headline would be more like, "Trump won Nevada by using his army of slaves and misinformed followers". But I guess "diverse coalition" suits the Libs better.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2020-02-24 12:14 PM | Reply

"Ok, so now we know the preferred euphemism that Libs can use. If this were about Trump, the headline would be more like, "Trump won Nevada by using his army of slaves and misinformed followers". But I guess "diverse coalition" suits the Libs better."

Republicans don't have to appeal to as many demographics as Democrats do in order to win the presidency. This article is an acknowledgment that Sanders is doing what needs to be done.

#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-24 02:31 PM | Reply

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