(TheLibertyRevolution.com) – Bad news Democrats who want to stop communist Bernie Sanders getting the nomination. A poll released by CNN and the University of New Hampshire shows that Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, the most normal but still extreme candidates that many mainstream Democrats want to see succeed, are haemorrhaging support to Bernie Sanders.
In a weird twist of fate, Pete Buttigieg, who was once considered a fringe candidate, is even picking up support in these new polls.
Conducted between February 4th and 7th, the poll asked 715 people from New Hampshire how they would vote in an election. 365 of those questioned considered themselves likely to vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries. With a margin of error of +/-3.7 overall (but +/-5.1 for the respondents who consider themselves Democrats), it offers interesting results.
Respondents were asked the following question:
“If the Democratic primary for President were held today, which of the following would you support for the Democratic nomination?”
Out of those who responded, 28% said they would support socialist Bernie Sanders. A further 21% said they would support Pete Buttigieg. Incredibly, former Vice President Joe Biden could only come up with 11%, and Elizabeth Warren even less at 9%.
It is quite a different story than many were expecting, with Biden jumping 9in to the race later than others, and widely seen as the “moderate” candidate with the best chance of winning.
Tulsi Gabbard, the advocate for freedom of speech and one of the least extreme candidates, got an impressive 6%, compared to previous polls. Senator Amy Klobuchar came behind, with just 5%.
The poll is interesting not just because Buttigieg has suddenly become a big player, but because it is quite different to those produced previously by CNN in January. Back then, Bernie Sanders had 25% of the vote, and Buttigieg just 15%. Biden’s support was 16% and Warren’s 12%, suggesting that Buttigieg is enjoying momentum courtesy of waning Warren and Biden support.
Sanders has been the only consistent candidate. Even back in October 2019, he was polling on top with 21% support, but Warren has been one of the biggest victims having plummeted down from second place with 18%.
If momentum continues, Buttigieg could well become the biggest contestant for Sanders – but we all know how unpredictable these primaries can be.