Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Bernie Sanders, RISING

 From The Hill come this observation following Bernie Sanders come-from-20-points-behind victory in Michigan:
Bernie Sanders won an upset in Michigan on Tuesday night, overcoming a massive deficit in the polls to stun Hillary Clinton and claim momentum in the Democratic presidential race.

Entering the primary, the RealClearPolitics average of polls showed Clinton with a 21-point lead over Sanders in Michigan. There had not been one public survey released this cycle that showed Sanders in the lead there.

But with nearly all of the precincts reporting, news outlets called the state for Sanders, who was leading 50 percent to 48 percent over Clinton....

Sanders argued that most of Clinton’s strongest states are behind her, and that the map gets much better for him going forward.

“The political revolution we’re talking about is strong in every part of the country and frankly we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen,” Sanders said.

Sanders will aim to build on his Michigan victory in other Midwestern states such as Ohio and Missouri, where voters will cast ballots on March 15.

“He’s clearly going to be hanging around here and she’s going to have to contend with him for some time to come,” former Obama adviser David Axelrod said on CNN.

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