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February 24, 2020

More Democrat Doomsaying Over the Socialist Petrograd-Honeymooner Bernie Sanders
Plus: Minnesota in Play?

I love it.

Some Democrats are freaking out.

The'’re freaking out at prospects that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., could win the Democratic nomination. They worry about how Sanders matches up against President Trump. They fret that Sanders’s socialism could inhibit his ability to woo swing voters, those in rural areas, the upper Midwest and conservative Democrats generally.


"It's bad," said one freshman Democrat from a swing district. "We are having conversations about how to deal with this."

"If [Sanders] is the nominee, we lose," said one Democrat.


"I think that [Sanders] can be challenging in parts of the country that we have to win in order to win the presidency," said Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who recently gave up on his own Quixotic presidential bid.

"We have to win Pennsylvania," said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. "[If] we lose there, it's over."

Democrats are planning to run "hyperlocal" campaigns where they essentially pretend that there is no presidential contest going on, and no national issues in play, and instead run on... filling potholes?

And speaking of the Upper Midwest:

Those are the best findings in the poll for Trump.

Other findings aren't so good -- but they're also not awful, especially when you consider the typical liberal skew of polls.

Statewide, 52% of voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance, while 44% approve of his work in the White House...

The presiden'’s latest approval ratings mark a slight improvement from an October Minnesota Poll, when the president’s approval rating dipped to 40%. Fifty-six percent of voters held negative views of his tenure at that time.

So he gained +8 in net job approval? That's better than slight, I think.


Among Republicans, 92% approve of Trump's performance, while 97% of Democrats disapprove of his time as president. Independents were more evenly split, with 48 % holding a negative view of the president and 44 % viewing his work in a positive light. The telephone poll of 800 registered voters was conducted Feb. 17-19 and has a margin of error of +/-3.5 %.

Eh, not terrible. Not with Bernie Sanders as an opponent.

Prediction: RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA will not be a major attack line by Democrats this go-round.

Update: WRONG! See update below.

In Hennepin and Ramsey counties, seven in ten voters disapprove of Trump's performance. But in the metro suburbs, which are expected to be heavily targeted by both parties this November, 54 % voiced approval. The president's support was strongest in southern Minnesota, where nearly six in ten voters approve of his performance. Voters in northern Minnesota were evenly split, 48% to 48%.

The president got higher marks for his handling of the economy and jobs, which is emerging as a central theme of his re-election pitch. Half of the voters polled said he is doing a good job in that area, while 43 % disapproved.

Support for impeachment has fallen sharply:

A Minnesota Poll conducted weeks before the House voted to formally authorize proceedings found that Minnesotans were evenly split, with 47% of voters approved of the idea.

Now, in the wake of the U.S. Senate’s voted to acquit the president, 42% of voters think impeachment was a good idea. Half were opposed... About six in ten independents said they opposed impeachment.

These numbers are not great, but they do show Minnesota -- a Blue State, last time around -- is in play.

Obama won it by 250,000 votes; Trump lost it in 2016 by 40,000.

I can't imagine that Trump has lost support since 2016, given his accomplishments and the fact that the world has not blown up the eighteen times predicted.

Update: The Democrat Establishment, represented here by Serpenthead James Carville, is now arguing that Putin is helping Sanders win the primary so that his Spetznaz sleeper agent Donald Trump can win the general:

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