But when Sanders is matched up towards these similar Republicans, his numbers…
Gov. Chris Christie is seeing a slight bump in the latest presidential polls in New Hampshire and Iowa. The frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, is in apparent hot water with the Justice Department with rumors floating around that she may need to lawyer up in case criminal charges are filed.
Regardless of what happens with Donald Trump’s poll numbers in coming weeks, it’s at least clear that he’s no longer untouchable-and has his work cut out for him to restore a few of his lost support.
But it is the still troubled economy that will dominate the election, and it is the failure of the Democratic Party establishment – now represented singularly by Clinton – to deal with the lingering recession that explains the startling rise of Bernie Sanders as a viable candidate. With Biden in the race, Clinton gets 33 percent, Sanders 28 percent and Biden would capture 22 percent.
That’s compared to Clinton, who led Trump 48 percent to 45 percent but trailed Bush 49 percent to 42 percent and Fiorina 50 percent to 42 percent. Trump is able to use his celebrity status to draw attention to issues that other candidates may be afraid to grapple with, and to garner the most media attention.
Also polling double digits is Carly Fiorina, best known for serving as CEO of Hewlett-Packard and almost wrecking it, presiding over massive layoffs while enriching herself. And Sanders draws these crowds consistently in every part of the nation including deep red states.
I don’t know of many presidential candidates who would be willing to take such bold stances contrary to the status quo. Sander’s money comes from small donors. In an online video released Monday morning, the Democratic governor says she’s running to get a response from Washington that matches progress New Hampshire has made in promoting business innovation and expanding economic opportunity.
Fully one Republican voter in 6 remains undecided, with the Pennsylvania primary still a half-year away. She also fielded questions from attendees and viewers.
Trump mentioned the two tragic leaders in relation to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power.
24% of Republicans back Carson, and just 17% now support Trump. We live in interesting times.