New 2020 Democratic presidential polls show declining support for socialist hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT). According to polling expert Harry Enten, Bernie raked in only a 46 percent favorability rating among registered voters compared with a 59 percent favorability rating among all voters in June 2016. Enten speculates that previously “Sanders was benefiting from not being in a competitive campaign.” (Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has garnered the most support in general election polls among the Democrats, may be benefiting from a similar effect.) “When you’re not being thought of [as] a viable threat to win a party’s nomination, opponents tend to lay off.” Or perhaps he’s just getting lots of competition from younger, more viable socialist candidates.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
According to political polling expert Harry Enten, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been plummeting in the latest round of 2020 Democratic presidential polls. Enten wrote at CNN yesterday:
Our new CNN poll puts Sanders favorable rating at 46% compared to an unfavorable rating of 45% among registered voters. This is only the latest poll to have Sanders at basically even in his net favorability rating (favorable-unfavorable). A Quinnipiac University poll from late December gave the Vermont senator a net favorability of just +2 points. An average of all recent polls put Sanders’ net favorability at about -1 points.
Compare that to where Sanders was at the end of his 2016 presidential bid. Sanders had a 59% favorable rating to 36% unfavorable rating among all voters in a CNN poll taken in June 2016.