sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wisconsin

Wisconsin straw poll results
Clinton 49
Bernie Sanders 41
Joe Biden 3
Jim Webb 2
Martin O'Malley 2






(The Hill) Wisconsin Democrats might not be ready for Hillary Clinton, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finished just 8 points behind Clinton in a new Badger State straw poll. 
Clinton finished with 49 percent of voters at the state party convention, with Sanders in second place with 41 percent of the vote. Vice President Joe Biden and former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.) tied at third with 3 percent of the vote. Former Sen. Jim Webb followed with under 2 percent, and former Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-R.I.) closed out the poll with 1 percent. 
The surprise showing is a boost for Sanders, who regularly polls about 40 percentage points behind Clinton in national poll and rarely finishes within striking distance to Clinton. It's the closest he's come to toppling Clinton at the polls, outside of a 9-point margin in a Gravis Marketing poll of Wisconsin state voters. 
National Republican Party leaders have taken to Twitter to tout the results, framing them as trouble for Clinton.
I didn't find this all that surprising because people don't really like Hillary Clinton. She's a cold, scheming, corrupt, reptilian-human.  Bernie Sanders is an old communist, and the alternative to Clinton no matter how obtuse. Joe Biden...who has been a heartbeat away from the presidency for over 6 years now, must not have impressed people in Wisconsin.

I'm sure that it will be even closer in Massachusetts where Elizabeth (Fake Indian) Warren was closer philosophically to Sanders than Clinton. As to Biden, is he running or do people presume that he will challenge the Clinton fund raising, scamming and scheming juggernaught?

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