Milestone: Hillary Clinton Falls below 50%, Bernie Sanders Hits 25%
August 21, 2015
In Real Clear Politics’ rolling average of national opinion polls, as of August 19th, the most recent day for which data are available, Hillary Clinton has just dipped below 50% support for the Democratic nomination for the first time in the two years they’ve been counting. The same day, self-professed socialist Bernie Sanders reached 25% for the first time.
For some, er, colorful perspectives on Senator Sanders, further reading:
- “Bernie’s Strange Brew of Nationalism and Socialism”, Kevin Williamson, National Review
- “Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Sanders event in Seattle”, Dan Merica, CNN
- “Neither Hillary Nor Bernie Is Up to the Task of Holding the Obama Coalition Together” (alternate title: “GOP’s Trump problem will fade, but Democrats’ Bernie Sanders troubles are just beginning”), Jonah Goldberg
- Asking the chairman of the Democratic Party, Say, what’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat, anyway? (she still doesn’t have an answer)
. . . he’s not just an attractive gadfly but an extremely well organized one. Which is why a man who is largely unknown to the national media is pulling the largest crowds of this campaign – 10,000 in Wisconsin, 8,000 in Maine.