Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, May 20, 2019

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are locked in a tie in Iowa atop the large field of Democrats running for the presidential nomination. An Iowa Starting Line/Change Research Poll last week found both Biden and Sanders garnering 24% among the Democratic candidates. The poll's margin of error is +/- 3.9%. Three contenders trailed the leaders with healthy percentages of support: Pete Buttigieg at 14%, Elizabeth Warren at 12%, and Kamala Harris at 10%. Everyone else polled at 5% or less.

In national polling, Biden was blowing away the rest of the field. A recent CNN poll had Biden up 24 points over the next closest Democrat; a Fox poll put Biden up 18 last week. But here in Iowa, it's a much closer contest. Part of that is due to Sanders' residual strength here from his 2016 run. In this survey, 45% of those polled who said they caucused for Sanders in 2016 list him as their first choice, and with a large primary field, keeping half his 2016 support may be enough to get to a win.

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Take heart, Bernie Bros, there is hope if not change.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-05-20 12:26 PM | Reply

LOL, since 1984 Iowa has only predicted 4 non-incumbent nominees and 1 President on the Democrat side, and only 2 non-incumbent nominees and 1 President on the GOP side.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-20 12:38 PM | Reply

No one will care about Biden after the debates. Same with Mayor Pete. Both empty campaigns based on image (gay conservative soldier versus Obama adjacent nostalgia). They won't last long. This isn't going to be a trumpian pageant like the 2016 GOP primary.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-05-20 01:55 PM | Reply

Pale, male, and stale. It's 2019! Who will represent the WOKE POC transgender paraplegic eskimo muslim dolphin constituency? Democrats need to step up their game smh tbh fam

#4 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-05-22 03:35 AM | Reply

Go Bernie Go kick that old drug warrior Biden behind

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-22 03:45 AM | Reply

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