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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:13 PM

 

Insiders: Bernie Sanders is winning the economic argument




Economic issues have dominated the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and in this arena, Bernie Sanders is winning.
That’s according to the early-state strategists, activists and operatives of The POLITICO Caucus, with majorities in both parties saying that Sanders has the upper hand over Hillary Clinton when it comes to discussing the economy.

The special deep-dive insiders survey, conducted after Clinton’s narrow victory over Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, asked about the primacy of two different aspects of the economic conversation: jobs and the overall economy, and income inequality.

Both were major issues last week in Iowa: Thirty-three percent of voters said the economy and jobs ranked as their most important issue, according to the entrance polls, while 27 percent picked income inequality. Clinton won among caucus-goers who said the economy and jobs were most important by a narrow margin, 51 percent to 42 percent — while Sanders had a big advantage among caucus-goers who picked income inequality, 61 percent to 34 percent

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Economic issues have dominated the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and in this arena, Bernie Sanders is winning.

That’s according to the early-state strategists, activists and operatives of The POLITICO Caucus, with majorities in both parties saying that Sanders has the upper hand over Hillary Clinton when it comes to discussing the economy.


The special deep-dive insiders survey, conducted after Clinton’s narrow victory over Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, asked about the primacy of two different aspects of the economic conversation: jobs and the overall economy, and income inequality.

Both were major issues last week in Iowa: Thirty-three percent of voters said the economy and jobs ranked as their most important issue, according to the entrance polls, while 27 percent picked income inequality. Clinton won among caucus-goers who said the economy and jobs were most important by a narrow margin, 51 percent to 42 percent — while Sanders had a big advantage among caucus-goers who picked income inequality, 61 percent to 34 percent.

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By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
Among Democratic insiders surveyed this week in the early states, 60 percent said Sanders is winning the economic argument — an assessment with which more than three-quarters of Republicans agreed.

“Bernie Sanders is saying what Democrats want to hear — that there is a cause to their economic uncertainty (Wall Street and the billionaires), and that the remedy is a revolution,” said one New Hampshire Democrat, who, like all insiders, completed the survey anonymously. “Unless Hillary can re-pivot her messaging on the economic insecurity so many of us (even her supporters) feel, Bernie will continue to win the argument and dominate the conversation when it comes to economic issues.”



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/insiders-bernie-sanders-is-winning-the-economic-argument-218913#ixzz3zbqOHPNs

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Reply Insiders: Bernie Sanders is winning the economic argument (Original post)
cali Feb 2016 OP
earthshine Feb 2016 #1
Buzz cook Feb 2016 #2
cali Feb 2016 #3
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #4
Beacool Feb 2016 #5
closeupready Feb 2016 #7
Beacool Feb 2016 #9
libdem4life Feb 2016 #10
Matariki Feb 2016 #26
cali Feb 2016 #8
libdem4life Feb 2016 #11
ish of the hammer Feb 2016 #24
Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #6
libdem4life Feb 2016 #12
senz Feb 2016 #13
Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #14
senz Feb 2016 #15
Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #16
senz Feb 2016 #17
Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #19
mikehiggins Feb 2016 #18
Hydra Feb 2016 #27
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2016 #20
CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #21
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #22
Duval Feb 2016 #23
SoapBox Feb 2016 #25
Enthusiast Feb 2016 #28

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:22 PM

1. Bernie is clearly the better of the two candidates. nt

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:27 PM

2. But aren't we supposed to ignore and dispise insiders?

It's hard to keep up.

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:28 PM

3. Doesn't mean we can afford to ignore them.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:29 PM

4. Bill Clinton makes the strongest case possible to...

 

to vote for Sanders...

It's the economy stupid!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:30 PM

5. Yeah, well, don't hold your breath for that "revolution" to occur.

Bernie Sanders is saying what Democrats want to hear — that there is a cause to their economic uncertainty (Wall Street and the billionaires), and that the remedy is a revolution,” said one New Hampshire Democrat, who, like all insiders, completed the survey anonymously. “Unless Hillary can re-pivot her messaging on the economic insecurity so many of us (even her supporters) feel, Bernie will continue to win the argument and dominate the conversation when it comes to economic issues.”




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Response to Beacool (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:35 PM

7. He means "revolution" in the same way Ronald Reagan did -

 

a political one.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:43 PM

9. I know that.

I can imagine another Reagan style revolution more than I can foresee one like Sanders is calling for in all his speeches. We are fighting tooth and nail on a progressive site about Sanders' pipe dreams. Imagine how well that will translate on the population as a whole.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:49 PM

10. The HRC supporters on this website are equally as intense as not on DU. Non-starter.

 

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Response to Beacool (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:11 PM

26. The real 'pipe dream' is thinking the status quo can be maintained.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:42 PM

8. Hard to predict whether it has staying powee

 

It's almost impossible to tell in the early stages. I'd argue that this political revolution was started by Occupy.

Bernie is saying what he has always said. It happens to dovetail with the current zeitgueist. Very different from hill's weathervane pandering.

I think Hillary will be the nominee and lose us the White House. But if she does manage to win, she'll have to contend with a senator with a liberal army.

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Response to cali (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:50 PM

11. When the people are ready, the leader will appear. And it's not usually one who has

 

coveted, fought and scraped for the role for decades...just sayin'.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:23 PM

24. It's happening right now.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:33 PM

6. "it's the economy Stupid"



Bernie now has 171 economists agreeing his plans are the better approach.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:52 PM

12. Well what do they know? I have it on good info that they are secretly commie

 

socialists in capitalist drag. I've read similar posts here. Still. Not.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:57 PM

13. See the first 170 economists who agree with Bernie here (impressive list):

 

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Response to senz (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:00 PM

14. and here is # 171

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=1174377


BTW does HIllary have an economic policy that anyone outside of Wall Street and the 1% agrees with?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:04 PM

15. Therefore: Bernie makes GOOD ECONOMIC SENSE.

 

Because Bernie's good for the entire country, not just the predator class.

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Response to senz (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:06 PM

16. I, I knew that....


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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:09 PM

17. I do it to help others.

 

Good liberals always think of others, Ferd.

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Response to senz (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:19 PM

19. Yea

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:14 PM

18. I have this picture in my mind of Bernie standing in a flooded plain looking puzzled and saying

"WTF is going on?"

"I've been talking about this stuff for fifty years and NOW I'm a leader?"

The times, they are a changin

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Response to mikehiggins (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 08:40 PM

27. I think he's been waiting patiently for it

We were they in 2008- but the establishment managed to counter it. The tides have just been rising since then.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:50 PM

20. It's the economy, people!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:57 PM

21. "Re-pivot?" That's what they call it?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:10 PM

22. knr

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:19 PM

23. K&R!

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:45 PM

25. Issues, issues, issues...

His message has been spot on and consistent...he's Main Street not Wall Street...he has heart, soul and common sense.

Go Bernie!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:25 AM

28. Unfair! Bernie is only winning the economic argument because he is right.

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