Clinton vs Sanders, Slip Slidin’ Away
Recent statistics are showing that Democratic front runner, Hillary Clinton is slipping from the top spot of 2016 Presidential hopefuls, to Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders.
Since the Gallup Poll’s initial reading in March 2015, the number sshow that Sanders has risen from 12% to 24%. Clinton, however has slipped from 48% to 43%. To twist the knife, Clinton’s unfavorable numbers rose to 46%.
Sanders has shown another increase regarding favorability has risen to 44% as the American public has gotten to know him better. That’s a boost from 24% since March. To be fair, his unfavorability rating has risen up 8% to 20%.
Sanders has risen but not to the levels of being a major threat to Clinton at this time. Most Democrats are just stimulus-response to Clinton’s name and celebrity, but Sanders has shown that her force field of favorability isn’t impenetrable.
It’s a long way until the official nominations, but at this rate, Sanders does look like he’ll be a major threat to Clinton’s high post and depending on what happens between now and then, he might just overtake her.
Without social media Sanders wouldn’t have a chance. The mainstream new media doesn’t like him and it’s obvious they have an agenda to push Clinton to the top of the news, but Americans have been abandoning the mainstream press because the press has continually failed to focus on items of importance in favor of celebrity gossip and government propaganda. People get their news from other people now. Facebook being the foremost news source on the planet now. On Facebook, there are numerous posts of Bernie Sanders and his quotes regarding every issue from economics to education. People are now learning more about Sanders at an alarming rate, whereas Clinton gets posts about how messed up her emails are, her husband’s transgressions, her charity’s questionable dealings, and even if she’s had a bad hair day.
Clinton’s position on issues spark no major head turning, whereas Sanders can stop a freight train with a few sentences.
Sanders clearly has a great start and a clear start. All he has to do is wait for Clinton to foul up, which is inevitable, and he can take over from there.
It wouldn’t be uncommon, however, for Clinton’s people to be spending time trying to dig up dirt on Bernie Sanders. If they are, they’re waiting to spring it on him until the last minute. It will probably backfire but that’s politics for you.