Encouraging Poll Results

Dec 2015
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18,445
Arizona
Warren's slip is called the "peak and fade" because of the fluidity between candidates--one year before the election.
When Mayor Pete rises, Warren falls. Don't forget the margin of errors. The margin of sampling error is nearly five points among the Democrats, meaning that shifts of less than that aren’t statistically significant.
Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg are essentially running the same race---same platforms and policies. They may vary on the details, but if ONE is up---they are all UP---and will exchange places several times before Nov 2020.
Sorry to rain on your parade, Nat.
Every single Dem candidate wants about the same things. Poo-Pooing Warren is Poo-Pooing all. AND you won't vote for any of them so....you can relax....and look forward to another four years with Trumpster.
 
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Dec 2018
4,888
1,340
New England
Warren's slip is called the "peak and fade" because of the fluidity between candidates--one year before the election.
When Mayor Pete rises, Warren falls. Don't forget the margin of errors. The margin of sampling error is nearly five points among the Democrats, meaning that shifts of less than that aren’t statistically significant.
Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg are essentially running the same race---same platforms and policies. They may vary on the details, but if ONE is up---they are all UP---and will exchange places several times before Nov 2020.
Sorry to rain on your parade, Nat.
Every single Dem candidate wants about the same things. Poo-Pooing Warren is Poo-Pooing all. AND you won't vote for any of them so....you can relax....and look forward to another four years with Trumpster.
I don' think the Democratic candidates are all the same; some are worse than others, and Warren is among the worst.
 
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RNG

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Most analysts I have read are stressing that in fact Mayor Pete is much more moderate than Warren or Sanders. His approach to healthcare is definitely to fix up the private insurance system for example.
 
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Jul 2014
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It's still a big tossup.
And remember in the end there is one, and just before the end, there are two, etc.
There's at least 9 who won't be the chosen one, and as each one fades their support will go elsewhere.
This ranges from the front runners whose collapse will put 15-20 percentage points up fro grabs to the Tulsi Gabbards, who will get her one point?
So the various permutations will play out, as a candidate fades his or her supporters will have to look at who is left, and pick who comes closest to what they want. And whoever is left, gets my vote...
 
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I don' think the Democratic candidates are all the same; some are worse than others, and Warren is among the worst.
The candidates are VERY MUCH the same. The devil is in the details, as always.
*Healthcare--they back expanding health care coverage to more Americans. Sanders and Warren want Medicare for All.
The other candidates prefer less sweeping changes....but they ALL want Americans covered. Period.
*Climate Change---they favor taking steps to preserve the environment and taking action to alleviate the worst effects of climate change. Most candidates back the "Green New Deal." I bet that makes your day, Nat.
*Income equality--Most Democratic candidates support alleviating income inequality. Raising minimum wages to $15 an hour and reducing unemployment.
*Immigration---The candidates are united in blasting the Trump administration's immigration policies. Family separations at the US-Mexico border have drawn condemnation from ALL. AND they all want a path to citizenship.
*Criminal Justice Reform--Most of the candidates support legalizing marijuana, reversing the era of mass incarceration and policing reforms that would empower communities by creating avenues for more transparency from law enforcement. Most support ending capital punishment.
*Foreign policy--Most candidates want to improve the global opinion of America, which has plunged during Trump's reign. These folks LIKE NATO and the EU. The candidates don't all agree on trade but for the most part they like the traditional international order of things.
*Education--the candidates largely agree on the need to reduce the debt load for Americans in college. They all support public education and fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

There it is. Do you see many differences? Oh sure--Pete and Biden may be more moderate. Booker and Harris may want reparations. Sanders and Warren may want to spend more money than Biden--add more tax to America's moneybags....but basically--they have the same goals. They are respectful and support each other and we should be prepared to support whoever comes out on top. Whichever one it is, you can bet they've given a lot more thought to the process than Trump ever did.
 
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Oct 2010
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I like Pete better than the rest of the field, but this picture and others like it will draw out the right wing vote more than any other issue.

 
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Dec 2018
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New England
There it is. Do you see many differences? Oh sure--Pete and Biden may be more moderate. Booker and Harris may want reparations. Sanders and Warren may want to spend more money than Biden--add more tax to America's moneybags....but basically--they have the same goals.
Policy differences matter, even when the goals are the same.
 
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