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SHAKEUP POLL: Biden widens lead to 31%, Bernie and Warren decline, Pete only 1% behind Warren, Mike Bloomberg trots past Kamla Harris for 5th place.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) topped Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in a new Hill-HarrisX poll of the Democratic presidential primary race.

The survey released on Monday found that support for the former mayor ticked up from 3 percent to 6 percent among likely Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), meanwhile, fell behind with 2 percent support, a two-point decrease.

This marks the first Hill-HarrisX poll that has been taken since Bloomberg officially jumped into the 2020 race, though he was included as a possible candidate in a previous survey.

However, Bloomberg still significantly trails the party’s current front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden (D), Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D). All four contenders have vied for control of the top tier of the Democratic field for months.

Biden still holds the lead, inching up one percentage point to 31 percent support. His fellow top rivals saw a slight dip, with Sanders dropping 3 points to 15 percent support and Warren sliding 5 percentage points to 10 percent.


So this race may end up being a BIden, Bloomberg, Pete, Klobuchar racer if the trends continue.

Bernie and Warren are having a hard time finding a way to reverse their declines and that's brought Warren down enough so Pete is within spitting distance. Bernie while not falling as fast, still shares a lot of the same unpopular policies and is also falling but still had decent numbers, at least for now.

More people are unsure than before, which should give indication about how bad the field is. Biden is more than double everyone else and has increase his lead by 1%.

Mike Bloomberg has managed to pay his way better than Yang to 6th place, how he'll do after this month since he can't be in the debates without donors (he's funding his own campaign) is yet to be seen. It's funny the RNC had nothing preventing Trump or anyone else from funding their campaigns, the DNC sure is undemocratic despite their name.

Warrens drops are so big across polls, if she hasn't found a way to stop the bleeding by now she may be finished. It is almost certain that she will fall below Pete in at least several polls, I'm not sure if she can get back in the game.

Harris continues to drop and is running out of money, she's betting everything on Iowa, closing down campaign offices and moving all chips there , but will she even have enough money to even make it to the first vote?

Everyone else is at 2% with Klobuchar and Steyer increasing their standings, which for Steyer is odd considering his whole stick in the one debate he was in was panicking we would all die from climate change in 72 hours.

If these trends continue than it's very likely Bernie and Warren will have to bet everything on Iowa and New Hampshire to save themselves or they may as well drop out. Although both seem stubborn enough that I would not be surprised if they run until Super Tuesday,
 

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We really are fucked as a party when the frontrunner is a bag of flesh barely attached to the bone, still coasting on Obama cred somehow, and a surging weaselly-ass Buttigieg

I need a drink
 
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We really are fucked as a party when the frontrunner is a bag of flesh barely attached to the bone, still coasting on Obama cred somehow, and a surging weaselly-ass Buttigieg

I need a drink
Well to be fair the Republican option is also a bag of flesh barely attached to the bone as well.


But yes the Dems need to do better than Biden.
 
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The Dems are rallying around a geriatric that inappropriately touches children, calls black kids cockroaches, goes on and on about his leg hair, brags about a dust up with a gang banger, and bites his wife's finger.

Honk Honk.
 
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As a Bernie supporter, it's hard to take any poll too seriously. Last time around he annihilated the RCP average in just about every state, sometimes the swing was as much as 10%.

Current RCP average for a state like Iowa is less than 6 points for Buttigieg, if it's anything like 2016 that's essentially a coin toss.
 
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Also to be fair, I'm a Sanders supporter and I think only he has a chance at beating Trump lmao
I am right there with you. Sanders has been my pick ever since it became glaringly obvious that O'Rourke and Harris were not up to the task.


I don't want to have to vote for Biden.
 

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I am right there with you. Sanders has been my pick ever since it became glaringly obvious that O'Rourke and Harris were not up to the task.


I don't want to have to vote for Biden.
I did the pragmatic thing in 2016 and voted for Hillary. I wont be coaxed into voting for the Moderate again. Biden is Infinitely a worse candidate than Hillary. A biden nomination would be our part's inability to introspect

Harris is dropping out, so that's one less joker in the race.
Remember when Kamala was the chosen one? Good times.

Edit: OH SHIT SHE LEGIT JUST DROPPED OUT!!! I thought you were being fecetious lmao
 
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I did the pragmatic thing in 2016 and voted for Hillary. I wont be coaxed into voting for the Moderate again. Biden is Infinitely a worse candidate than Hillary. A biden nomination would be our part's inability to introspect


Remember when Kamala was the chosen one? Good times.
I agree 100% and i did the same in 2016. I bit the bullet and voted for Hillary even though I didn't like her. I was rooting for Bernie then as well.


But I will bite the bullet again and vote for Biden if I have to. There is no other acceptable option for me. I won't throw away my vote on a 3rd party and Trump is infinitely worse than Biden in literally every single way so that's not an option at all.
 

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Gabbard is the one who should be winning. Sadly, the DNC has a bone to pick with her so they won't play fair.

Seriously, who in the ever living fuck supports Bootygig or Bloomberg.
 
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Remember when Kamala was the chosen one? Good times.
Yeah, her chances died with the November debate, same with Booker and others that were in a make or break moment. I think the idea of electing a woman president in 2020 dies with the Harris campaign, which helps Trump. I've got a watchful eye on Pete and his attempts to win over minority voters.
 
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Amazing that the plastic looking guy with bulging eyeballs (Steyer) can somehow have the same 2% as many other candidates even though he wasn't even in the early primaries and as a name is totally unheard of.
 

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So we just going to ignore Warren is still in the top 3 and that Amy is out-raising a bunch of candidates 3:1 off-screen?
None of the candidates can keep staying the course and expect to rise. This Mr. Nice Guy/Girl act doesn't win campaigns. Tulsi's the only woman in that field currently playing the game to win and she happens to be the one candidate facing the most hostility because of it.
 

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None of the candidates can keep staying the course and expect to rise. This Mr. Nice Guy/Girl act doesn't win campaigns. Tulsi's the only woman in that field currently playing the game to win and she happens to be the one candidate facing the most hostility because of it.
I know you like Gabbard but everything you said is nonsense.
 

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I’m Gabbard for sure. Only one imo that isn’t insane at this point.
You must not have been paying attention to her moving left in every debate other than arguably the last one, which Ironically may be her last one.

She may have had a chance if she stuck with her initial belief the whole time instead of trying to coddle to socialists and the DNC.
 

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Warren comes across as just nasty, I can’t believe she got as much traction as she did. Good riddance.

Gabbard isn’t even on that poll, that’s weird. I think she could beat Trump. She is well spoken, has experience, doesn’t have a history of going off the rails like Kamala and Corey Booker. It’s helps that she is photogenic, female and a minority. Not sure why the dems don’t throw some love her way instead of Buttiguy.
 
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Unless the economy flat-lines, Biden has slim changes of defeating Trump. HRC tried that positioning herself as a continuation of Obama and that didn't work. Without the extraordinary charisma of Obama, the Democratic establishment has no chance of selling their neoliberal vision via Biden. They should swallow their pride (and monetary interests) and nominate someone who doesn't suck up to elites if they really want to win.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I suspect the DNC would prefer Trump over Sander or Gabbard.
 
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Imagine a POTUS with the word "butt" in his name..

I don't want to live in that timeline..
Moderator: "Such an unusual name, "Bootygig". How did your family come by it?

Bootygig: "We changed it in the 19th century."

Moderator: "You mean you changed it TO "Bootygig?"

Bootygig: "Yeah. Used to be "Assjob."

Moderator: "It's a good change. That's a good change!"
 

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Unless the economy flat-lines, Biden has slim changes of defeating Trump. HRC tried that positioning herself as a continuation of Obama and that didn't work. Without the extraordinary charisma of Obama, the Democratic establishment has no chance of selling their neoliberal vision via Biden. They should swallow their pride (and monetary interests) and nominate someone who doesn't suck up to elites if they really want to win.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I suspect the DNC would prefer Trump over Sander or Gabbard.
Never underestimate the right of the people to exercise their freedom of being an idiot. Remember, there were more votes for Hilary than Trump. Some people would shudder if they heard the views from some average Americans.