Friday, February 7, 2020

Is Sanders Breaking His Color Barrier?

Bernie Sanders is on a roll having just won, or nearly won – who can tell – what may have been Iowa’s last caucus. A recent poll in California by Mark DiCamillo (Berkeley IGS in the LA Times) shows Sanders is now in first place (up from third place during the summer and early fall).

Sanders has not done well with Democratic minority voters. But at least a part of that surge of support in California is due to winning 38 percent of Latino voters and 31 percent of African Americans. Less surprising, he is the overwhelming choice of those self-described as “very liberal” (41%) and younger voters under age 30 (54%).

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