The simple approach to campaigning being undertaken by Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has seen the lead of favorite Hilary Clinton cut despite the huge difference in spending and backing from big business. Three new polls have been published that show the large leads Clinton enjoyed in most states with early voting in the primaries have been cut as Sanders uses town halls and face to face meetings to set out his socialist strategy, according toPolitico. In New Hampshire Sanders has made the biggest inroads with the Independent Senator polling 32 percent compared to Clinton’s 44.
According to Twitter, Sanders has recently been reported to have been enjoying something of a surge in people attending his meetings, which included a number of sold out meetings in Minneapolis and around the country. However, despite the surge of support and Sanders cutting the gap between he and the former Secretary of State in Iowa and South Carolina Clinton is expected to win the nomination. Barring a collapse of her campaign Clinton expects to poll over 50 percent of the Democratic vote in Iowa and South Carolina if the initial polls prove correct.
Hillary Clinton won the Democrat Party’s Iowa Straw Poll over the weekend. In and of itself, that was no surprise for the Democrat Party’s 2016 presumptive nominee. She leads in national polls by wide margins over her rivals. What was news worthy about the event is that Mrs. Clinton performed poorly.
For starters, Clinton failed to win a majority of votes cast. In all she won 49 percent of the ballots. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came in a surprisingly strong candidate by capturing 41 percent of the votes cast. This would suggest that the Iowa Straw Poll, which is non-binding, turned out to be a legitimate race. Some might claim that Clinton is being hurt by the ongoing controversies with her use of personal email at the State Department and allegations of peddling influence in exchange for donations to her family foundation.
For Bernie Sanders’ part, he expressed his exuberance over his strong finish. He pointed out that during his many travels across the state to drum up support, he has been received by large crowds. This may appear to be anecdotal evidence of grassroots support, but a solid second-place finish in the Straw Poll indicates he is resonating with voters. Sanders is viewed as the pure liberal with no ties to Wall Street’s corrupt money. His rise is coinciding the voters souring on Mrs. Clinton. The most recent CNN/ORC Poll shows that the presumptive nominee’s negative ratings are at a 14-year high.