The media has been blacking out the message of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but the numbers don’t lie. Sanders has more support in Iowa than every single Republican presidential candidate.
In the new Iowa Poll released by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders had eight points more support than the highest polling Republican presidential candidate. Sanders trailed Hillary Clinton 48%-39% in the latest poll, but his level of support was eight points higher than Ted Cruz (31%) and eighteen points higher than media darling Donald Trump (21%).
Sen. Sanders has nearly twice the level of support that Trump has in Iowa but has gotten thirty times less coverage on the network news broadcasts.
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said, “We have come a long way in Iowa since we were at 5 percent in the same poll last January and very few people knew who Bernie Sanders was or what he stood for. This poll shows there is a very clear path to victory in Iowa.”
Bernie Sanders has come a long way in a very short period of time. His 80% approval rating trails Hillary Clinton by two points and President Obama by seven points. Sanders has quickly risen to be one of the most popular figures within the Democratic Party. The Sanders approval rating is higher than all of the Republican presidential candidates. Sanders’ approval rating is seven points higher than Ted Cruz(73%), ten points higher than Marco Rubio (70%), and 22 points higher than Donald Trump (58%).
The network news decision to ignore the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders has been a major miscalculation. Sanders has developed into one of the most popular candidates in the entire country, and he exponentially more popular than every single Republican contender that the nightly news broadcasts on ABC, NBC, and CBS waste their airtime on.
The corporate network news blackout of Sanders campaign is not working. The message is spreading. Iowa is the perfect state for a political revolutionary to spread his message about income inequality, and the influence of corporations and billionaires who are trying to buy the federal government.
Network news has chosen to ignore Sen. Bernie Sanders, but his message is spreading across the country. The message can’t be stopped, and it is the reason why the messenger from Vermont has more support than all of the Republican presidential candidates in Iowa.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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