Poll Shows That Bernie Sanders is the Most Popular Politician in America, Centrist Heads Explode

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Poll Shows That Bernie Sanders is the Most Popular Politician in America, Centrist Heads Explode

We learned a few days ago that a Harvard-Harris poll indicated that Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America. But we didn’t know the specific results until yesterday, and they are quite positive for the progressive Senator from Vermont. First, the overall totals:

And then, an even bigger scoop—the breakdown by race and ethnicity:

As you see, Sanders is overwhelmingly the most popular choice among African American voters (+60% net favorability) and Hispanic voters (+35%). He's also the only leftist or Democrat with a net favorability among white voters (+7%). Among “other” ethnicities, he tops the list at +46% net favorability.

Clearly, this defies the Clinton-ite centrist narrative that there is something racist about leftist progressive ideology, and that there is a great firewall of minority voters that are odds with Bernie's overwhelmingly white, male constituency. It was always nonsense—his biggest problem was name recognition in the primary, and that's no longer an issue—and polls like this one, which will inevitably be repeated in the coming months, are rattling their ideological cages. I now yield the rest of this space to Peter Daou, Hillary lunatic loyalist and avid Bernie-hater, to sum up the Rage of the Brave Centrist:

Biden: Not a current politician. Waters and Schiff? Um, yeah, I'm sure those names are hugely familiar to most Americans.

Oh my God, this again. You ever notice how Clinton-ites love to play up how ferocious and relentless the Republican attack machine would be for a candidate like Sanders, and then simultaneously try to act like Sanders was Clinton's worst enemy? Give me a break.

Buried in this report from a mainstream pundit is the fact that “Sanders did suffer from a lack of coverage.” Um, yup. It doesn't matter if his percentage of positive news was slightly higher than a corrupt opponent—it matters that he was silenced, and that in the critical moments of the campaign, the mainstream press came out swinging against him. Remember 16 negative stories in 16 hours, my friends? That was, unfortunately, just the start.

He wore kid gloves. The most memorable Clinton-Sanders interaction from the entire primary was when he said he didn't want to talk about her emails—a position he stuck to for the duration. And he shouldn't have to apologize for debating her on policy, though that's exactly what people like Daou are after.

A slew of mainstream journalists literally colluded with the Clinton campaign.

Because all of that is bullshit. Read here and here.

Anyway, we’re getting off track. The point is, Bernie Sanders is the best politician best placed to challenge Trump in the 2020 election, and nominating anybody else—even Diamond Joe Biden, former gaffe artist and current liberal savior—is an act of self-sabotage.