The Bernie Sanders moment does not appear to be passing, at least not yet. The latest Quinnipiac poll of of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa shows the Vermont senator trailing Hillary Clinton by 19 points—a gaping deficit, until you consider that just two months ago, Clinton led Sanders by 45 points in Quinnipiac's Iowa poll. Sanders has improved his position in Iowa, from 15 percent support to 33 percent, but Clinton's support has eroded, too; the former secretary of state was at 60 percent in early May, and now she's just holding onto a slim majority at 52 percent.
There are signs Clinton allies are taking Sanders seriously. Maria Cardona, a former Clinton operative and Democratic strategist, suggested on TV recently Sanders could win both Iowa and New Hampshire. She claimed his challenge was "good for the Democratic party" and would make Clinton a "stronger general-election candidate." And a super PAC with ties to fellow Democratic candidate Martin O'Malley (who is struggling in the polls) has taken to attacking Sanders, not frontrunner Clinton, for not being liberal enough on guns.
Meanwhile, Sanders appears to be exciting the progressive base that dominates the Democratic primary. Reports from a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, Wednesday claim the 10,000-seat arena where Sanders called for a "political revolution" was nearly full. The 73-year-old democratic socialist has a movement on his hands. Can he sustain it?
Thousands appeared in Madison, Wisconsin Wednesday night for a rally supporting Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont running for the Democratic nomination for president. CNN reporter Dan Merica tweeted a photo of the rally held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which seats 10,000 people and looks nearly full:
Bernie Sanders is within single digits of Hillary Clinton in a new poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The survey from CNN and WMUR finds Clinton's support among Granite State Democrats at 43 percent, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, registers 35 percent support. That's the best showing for Sanders since was first included in the CNN/WMUR poll in July 2014, while it is Clinton's worst performance since February 2013.
Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator who may run for the Democratic nomination for president, released a statement on Facebook regarding the Confederate battle flag and the debate over its continued use in state-funded memorials. Here's the message:
On Fox News's Special Report this week, Steve Hayes suggested Hillary Clinton is vulnerable in her march to the Democratic nomination for president and that Vermont senator Bernie Sanders could be the one to cut into her support.
The only female Democratic candidate for president may have a problem with male voters in that party, judging by a new Suffolk University poll of the New Hampshire primary. The poll, which shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton below 50 percent support and just 10 points ahead of senator Bernie Sanders, reveals an interesting detail about where Clinton is weakest among Granite State Democrats.
A second poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing the gap with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. According to a new Suffolk University poll, 41 percent of likely primary voters in the Granite State support Clinton, while 31 percent support Sanders. The next closest Democrat, Vice President Joe Biden (who isn't currently running), comes in at eight percent.
Bernie Sanders, the independent Democratic senator from Vermont, is within striking distance of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new poll of likely New Hampshire presidential primary voters. A new survey from the Morning Consult finds 44 percent of New Hampshire voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary support Clinton with 32 percent supporting Sanders.
On Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton posted her first photo to Instagram, the photo-based social network, with a joke referencing her memoir Hard Choices. Here's the photo, which shows several red, white, and blue pantsuits hanging on a rack:
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb said American foreign policy over the last two decades has had a lack of clarity and purpose. But the potential Democratic candidate for president stopped short of directly criticizing former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who is expected to announce he is running for president next week, has released a video titled "A New American Century." The five-and-a-half-minute video stitches together several speeches Rubio has given since his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate. The patchwork speech focuses heavily on the Florida Republican's biography as well as critiques of the current administration's foreign and domestic policies.
Hillary Clinton has reportedly leased office space in Brooklyn on Wednesday for what is likely to be a campaign for president. The Democrat supposedly signed the lease sometime in the last few days, and according to regulations Clinton must file with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days of conducting campaign activity. In addition to the lease, several Clinton hands have been traveling to early primary states like Iowa on a "volunteer" basis.
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley sounds a populist note in a short new video that suggests the Democrat may be preparing for a presidential run.
"Bonuses on Wall Street alone were twice what every American mom and dad working full-time at minimum wage brought home combined," O'Malley says in the 15-second video. "This is not how our economy is supposed to work. I don't buy it!"