After yet another condescendingly derisive tirade by the United State’s Chief Executive Donald Trump, acknowledging Bernie Sanders sudden surge in the polls propelling him to the frontrunner of the Democratic contenders in the primaries,Trump remarked on Twitter, “Wow! Crazy Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls, looking very good against his opponents in the Do Nothing Party. So what does this all mean? Stay tuned!”
“It means you’re going to lose,” the Vermont senator tweeted in response.
It means you’re going to lose. https://t.co/CVBKoKq8DT
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2020
The Hill reported, as we noted over the weekend that, “Sanders led the well-regarded Des Moines Register/CNN poll, a month ahead of the Iowa caucuses, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in second place and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in third place after losing 9 points from the previous poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden came in fourth.”
Jennifer Palmieri, who served as White House director of communications for former President Obama and director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, also Tweeted about the poll, posting “Congratulations to @BernieSanders and his campaign bc, if I am not mistaken, the person who has led this poll has gone on to be nominee in last six cycles. Leading this poll is momentous.”
Congratulations to @BernieSanders and his campaign bc, if I am not mistaken, the person who has led this poll has gone on to be nominee in last six cycles. Leading this poll is momentous.
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) January 11, 2020
The Register said, “The percentage of those who say their mind is made up about which candidate to support on caucus night has risen to 40% — up 10 percentage points from November. But that leaves 45% who say they could still be persuaded to support someone else and another 13% who have not picked a favorite candidate yet.”
The caucus process makes those second choices crucial. After a first vote on caucus night, candidates who don’t receive at least 15% in a precinct get dropped from contention there. The people who initially backed a candidate who failed to earn 15% then get to vote again for a final time. So Ireland is considering all her choices.
“If Pete’s doing really well, and there’s no one else viable in my precinct, I would go over to him. I would probably go down the line: Klobuchar, Yang and then Pete,” she said.
The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses will take place on Monday, February 3, 2020, as the first nominating contest in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election.