New poll: Bernie Sanders could upset Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s primary Tuesday

Bernie vs sanders

By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

A new poll shows that Bernie Sanders is quickly gaining ground against Hillary Clinton ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Michigan and could pull off an upset.

According to the Michigan State University poll, Clinton is leading 51.9% to 46.9%, which is within the 6.1% margin of error. Previous polls have shown Clinton leading by double-digits.

The State of the State Survey also shows Donald Trump in a comfortable lead with 36.1% of the votes in Michigan. Ted Cruz was second with 19.5%, followed by Marco Rubio with 18.1%.

Michigan is critical to Sanders because more delegates are at stake than any of the previous primary states, except for Texas, where Clinton scored a big victory, 65.2% to 33.2%. A win would give him a lot of momentum.

It’s unclear what accounts for Sanders’ surge, but both candidates have been campaigning in the state.

The poll, released by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, shows Sanders is favored by 79% of voters between the ages 18 and 29. But Clinton is favored by about 78% of voters 65 years and older. 

If Sanders is going to pull off an upset, he likely will need a higher-than-expected turnout among young people.

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The survey shows Sanders continues to struggle among non-white voters, who prefer Clinton by about 72%.

The poll was conducted between Jan. 25 and March 3, which is before the candidates participated in a debate on Sunday in Flint and a town hall Monday in Detroit.

Some polling experts are questioning the reliability of the MSU poll.

Susan J. Demas, editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, said the poll used “flawed methodology.”

“Clinton will win,” Demas said told me on Twitter, pointing to the highly reputable FiveThirtyEight projections that indicate Sanders has just a 1% chance of winning in the state.

FiveThirtyEight’s forecast suggests Clinton is leading 60.2% to 37.3% in Michigan but does not take into account the MSU poll.

“Change in this country … always comes from the bottom on up,” Sanders said today during the town hall hosted by Fox News in downtown Detroit. “That’s what this campaign is about.”

Clinton acknowledged she struggled with young people, but said her goal is to show that the country has a bright future.

“I want to rebuild people’s confidence in our country and where we are headed in the future,” Clinton said.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • willow

    Ignore the pollsters, pundits, news media, Democratic Party establishment that is telling us we can’t win. This isn’t over until Bernie says it is over. Stabenow, Peters and the rest of Hill’s BFFs better support the man Michigan voted for.

  • laurabien

    So much for Susan J. Demas of Inside Michigan Politics. Can we all stop slobbering over Nate Silver now?

  • Mark Greer

    Bernie has some great ideas, but he wants to end free trade which Warren Buffett warned he would throw the baby out with the bath water last week. The last time Free Trade was ended was 1930 (Smoot-Hawley) which caused the Great Depression until FDR reinstated free trade in 1934. Buffett endorses Hillary.

  • Mark Greer

    Bernie has some great ideas, but he wants to end free trade which Warren Buffett warned he would throw the baby out with the bath water last week. The last time Free Trade was ended was 1930 (Smoot-Hawley) which caused the Great Depression until FDR reinstated free trade in 1934. Buffett endorses Hillary.

  • Too busy to play

    No way is Bernie even 1% as prepared to be a great POTUS than Hillary Clinton. Anyone who believes that needs a checkup from the neckup.

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    Put Bernie in the White House and take back control of the House in this election cycle.

    The go on to win the Senate again.

    Does anyone doubt that Bernie will drive his program for the benefit of all (but the 1%ers) of Americans with Elizabeth warren coming in behind him to become the first Woman President. . .

    12 – 16 years of the Sanders/Warren morality and values and the US can take an honourable place in the world again.

    Can you imagine the US working closely with Russia, China, the UK, France, India, Malaysia, etc on a fair and equitable world. . .

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    Put Bernie in the White House and take back control of the House in this election cycle.

    The go on to win the Senate again.

    Does anyone doubt that Bernie will drive his program for the benefit of all (but the 1%ers) of Americans with Elizabeth warren coming in behind him to become the first Woman President. . .

    12 – 16 years of the Sanders/Warren morality and values and the US can take an honourable place in the world again.

    Can you imagine the US working closely with Russia, China, the UK, France, India, Malaysia, etc on a fair and equitable world. . .

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    Shills for Hills here will ignore the truth about Hillary. She:

    – Lost track of $6 Billion dollars as Sec. of State

    – Drove the wars in Ukraine, Libya and Syria causing a failed state and millions of refugees

    – Was a protector of her husband as he R@ped and S*xually attacked women for the 36 years of her marriage to him

    – Was fired by Jerry Zeifman after working on the Watergate investigation for being a liar, unethical and a dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.

    And they will still ask you to vote for such an incompetent and criminal behaviour. . .

    Have they no shame?

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    Shills for Hills here will ignore the truth about Hillary. She:

    – Lost track of $6 Billion dollars as Sec. of State

    – Drove the wars in Ukraine, Libya and Syria causing a failed state and millions of refugees

    – Was a protector of her husband as he R@ped and S*xually attacked women for the 36 years of her marriage to him

    – Was fired by Jerry Zeifman after working on the Watergate investigation for being a liar, unethical and a dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.

    And they will still ask you to vote for such an incompetent and criminal behaviour. . .

    Have they no shame?

  • Black Women 4 Bernie

    Come on Michigan…Hillary supports fracking! seriously?! who does that?? The fossil fuel puppet Hillary does that. She also LIED about Bernie not supporting the bail out for the Auto industry…check here http://goo.gl/BuxfAc she will say and do anything to get in office. Bullying and cheating are reported at some Michigan sites. No your rights. got berniesanders.com

  • Black Women 4 Bernie

    Come on Michigan…Hillary supports fracking! seriously?! who does that?? The fossil fuel puppet Hillary does that. She also LIED about Bernie not supporting the bail out for the Auto industry…check here http://goo.gl/BuxfAc she will say and do anything to get in office. Bullying and cheating are reported at some Michigan sites. No your rights. got berniesanders.com

  • sharsand

    Michigan should remember that it was Bill Clinton and his beloved CAFTA/NAFTA that first caused the massive shipping of our good jobs and factories overseas. It was Bill that broke up Glass Steagall so the banks and investment houses could scam us and destroy the economy and allowed banks to sell sub-prime mortgages packaged as AAA investments. It’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz who has financial support from pay-day lenders, those non-humans who’ve destroyed so many lives. The banks are getting one percent and are passing it on to our families with college-aged children for 8%. The universities are gouging on tuitions while cutting professors. It’s the free market model. Only Bernie wants to change the way they do business. It’s the corporate Dems and Republicans who have hidden profits overseas (over two trillion) so that we can’t have decent programs here for our children and veterans and seniors and the disabled and so many others.. It’s the Republicans who want to destroy every social program we have. It’s Hillary who loves charter schools rather than fighting for excellent public schools for all. Bernie hasn’t taken one cent from super PACS to support his campaign. His money is all coming from small donors. He doesn’t discriminate. He was part of the civil rights movement in the sixties and he wants everyone to participate in the American Dream, before it’s totally destroyed by corporatists and right-wing extremists. This is our last chance to save this country. Your vote should/must be for Bernie.

  • spambrando

    Why are you old farts SO set in your ways that you cannot see the forest for the trees? Another cliché: “You are biting off your nose to spite your face.” Or, “You’re just shooting yourselves in the foot.” Yeah, you know all those phrases. So do I. I’m 61 and there is ONLY one good candidate. Bernie. No other is less beholden to anyone than Sanders. He’s not a politician; he’s a true public servant.
    You guys complain about EVERYTHING in government and the world, yet you are still doing the despair-dot-com phase for TRADITION: “Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly stupid.”
    So, STOP. Turn off the lying TV and radio stations that are beholden to corporation. Washington Post? Owned by Amazon. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, hell, even NPR went corporate.
    For ONCE, trust your gut and vote for Bernie. We ALL can do this. And vote out EVERY piece of crap in Congress. Some in the Senate are up for re-election this year but, ALL of the House of MISRepresentaion is.
    Really you olf folks, do you REALLY want to give more of the same to your kids, their kids and the future? THINK. Don’t let anyone scare you. ONLY Bernie 2016 for me.

  • TractorPull123

    Can’t make up your mind? https://youtu.be/QwcGh4ctANQ

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  • Jonathan Sanders

    When you say “quickly” gaining ground, are you referring to the two-month duration of this made-up poll?

  • Jonathan Sanders

    When you say “quickly” gaining ground, are you referring to the two-month duration of this made-up poll?

  • adam stacy

    BERNIE SANDERS NEEDS TO CARRY MICHIGAN BIG TO SHOW THAT THE GOOD PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN ARE TIRED OF LOSEING THEIR JOBS THIER CITIES THERE SCHOOLS . NAFTA HAS LEFT MASSICE POVERTY IN A ONE TIME PROSPOROUS STATE, WE HAVE GOT TO HELP BERNIE AND BE INVOLVED WITH REPLACEING BOUGHT AND PAID FOR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATERS ,.

  • adam stacy

    BERNIE SANDERS NEEDS TO CARRY MICHIGAN BIG TO SHOW THAT THE GOOD PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN ARE TIRED OF LOSEING THEIR JOBS THIER CITIES THERE SCHOOLS . NAFTA HAS LEFT MASSICE POVERTY IN A ONE TIME PROSPOROUS STATE, WE HAVE GOT TO HELP BERNIE AND BE INVOLVED WITH REPLACEING BOUGHT AND PAID FOR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATERS ,.

  • adam stacy

    I LIVE IN THE EASTERN KY COAL FIELDS IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED HAZARD . MY MOM AND MY STEP DAD LIVE IN STURGIS MICHIGAN JUST ACROSS ITHE INDIANA BORDER, MY STEP FATHER HAS WORKED IN PLASTICS MANUFACTUREING NEARLY HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HE HAS RETIRED NOW. HE CAN TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT NAFTA HAS DONE TO MANUFACTUREING. THE PREVIOUS COMPANY HE WORKED FOR , THE DAY NAFTA WAS SIGNED THEY SHUT THE MICHIGAN PLANT DOWN MOVED IT TO WAREZ MEXICO. HE WAS A MAINTENACE SUPERINTEDENT. HE WENT TO MEXICO TO TRAIN MEXICANS TO DO MAINTENACE ON THE MACHINERY , HE TOURED THE PLANT AND IT WAS EXACT MATCH TO THE ONE THEY CLOSED IN MICHIGAN . HE ASKED THE PLANT MAGER WHY A 12 FOOT RAZOR WIRE FENCE AROUND THE PLANT AND WHY ALL THE TIN AND CARBOARD BOXED LEANED AGAINST THE BACK WALL OF THE FENCE . THE PLANT MAMNGER REPLIED THAT WERE THE EMPLOYEES LIVES AT . THE FIRST THOUGHT WAS THE HECK WITH THIS , HE HAD THEM FLY HIM BACK TO KALAMAZOO AND HE QUIT. NAFTA HAS DESTROYED MICHIGANS PROSPOROUS MANUFACTURING CITIES . I MYSELF DONT SEE HOW $HILLARY CLINTON WOULD GET ONE INGLE VOTE .

  • adam stacy

    I LIVE IN THE EASTERN KY COAL FIELDS IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED HAZARD . MY MOM AND MY STEP DAD LIVE IN STURGIS MICHIGAN JUST ACROSS ITHE INDIANA BORDER, MY STEP FATHER HAS WORKED IN PLASTICS MANUFACTUREING NEARLY HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HE HAS RETIRED NOW. HE CAN TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT NAFTA HAS DONE TO MANUFACTUREING. THE PREVIOUS COMPANY HE WORKED FOR , THE DAY NAFTA WAS SIGNED THEY SHUT THE MICHIGAN PLANT DOWN MOVED IT TO WAREZ MEXICO. HE WAS A MAINTENACE SUPERINTEDENT. HE WENT TO MEXICO TO TRAIN MEXICANS TO DO MAINTENACE ON THE MACHINERY , HE TOURED THE PLANT AND IT WAS EXACT MATCH TO THE ONE THEY CLOSED IN MICHIGAN . HE ASKED THE PLANT MAGER WHY A 12 FOOT RAZOR WIRE FENCE AROUND THE PLANT AND WHY ALL THE TIN AND CARBOARD BOXED LEANED AGAINST THE BACK WALL OF THE FENCE . THE PLANT MAMNGER REPLIED THAT WERE THE EMPLOYEES LIVES AT . THE FIRST THOUGHT WAS THE HECK WITH THIS , HE HAD THEM FLY HIM BACK TO KALAMAZOO AND HE QUIT. NAFTA HAS DESTROYED MICHIGANS PROSPOROUS MANUFACTURING CITIES . I MYSELF DONT SEE HOW $HILLARY CLINTON WOULD GET ONE INGLE VOTE .

  • Cherry Connolly

    Hopefully all people got a chance to see the March 6th Debate on CNN and March 7th Town hall Meeting on Fox news west. Many poverty-line people do not have these channels on their TV’s & or do not have Internet. Even then, CNN makes it very difficult to watch them on line. Takes a Computer Tech to determine which website link one needs to do to watch CNN Live online. WE, #Berniesupporters are sure that if poverty-line people of all races could see #BernieSanders they would surely vote for him.

  • Mark Zima

    Time for the younger voters to step up and save the country with their votes for Bernie.

  • Mark Zima

    Time for the younger voters to step up and save the country with their votes for Bernie.

    • And if you can’t contribute any more money, urge those who can to do so. I’ve accounted for at least an extra $100 in contributions by simply reminding people how lame they will feel if they let this one get away without putting some money where their hearts lie.

  • Laurie Cestnick

    BERNIE OR BUST!!! 🙂 <3

  • Jeremiah Dysart

    538 had Sanders losing Colorado by 20 in February.. their reputation is Disney’s Opinion these days.

  • Jeremiah Dysart

    538 had Sanders losing Colorado by 20 in February.. their reputation is Disney’s Opinion these days.

  • Kevin

    **FREE RIDES TO THE POLLS**

    If you have friends that don’t have a car, don’t drive or just need a ride to the polls in Michigan put the http://www.lyft.com app on your phone and use CODE: MI4BERNIE FOR A FREE RIDE!!

    Go vote! #Bernie2016 #Rockthevote #MIprimary Tell your friends and get them out to the polls!!! Let’s do this!!

  • Ron Hazlett

    a big majority of these polls say people my age(61) and older are voting for Hillary. That simply is NOT true! There are a lot of us that wouldn’t vote for that hag Hil as garbage collector!! Bernie 2016!!!

  • Endgame

    I am ashamed of my voting age group. Where have all the hippies gone?!

  • Alex Gibson

    The only real issue is money in politics. There are 2 canidates, one thinks money in politics is killing our country and planet. The other gets filthy rich off that money. Its not hard to see which is better for Americans.

  • Ed Crown

    Hillary Clinton has changed her positions on many issues.
    Her voting record should be hammered relentlessly.
    She can’t say it was mistakes. Its her voting record and she owns it.

    The problem is which Hillary are we getting? Are we getting the Barry Goldwater Clinton? The Whitewater Clinton? The super predator statement Hillary? The one who voted for the Iraq war? The anticrime bill hillary? The progressive HRC? The I faced sniper fire, liar Hillary?

    One thing people can be assured of. Bernie Sanders has had the same platforms for decades and he hasn’t changed. He is sincere, honest, and has been straightforward with the American people.

    Tell your friends when they hear that Bernie is a socialist, to think of FDR and not Communist Red China or the old,Soviet Union.

  • Susan Homan

    Clinton may be exempt from the full force of the law, enjoy the protection of the DNC, but is not protected from your vote for Bernie. To that she must heel!!

  • Michigan Bernie Supporters — PLEASE do tons of #RandomActsOfBernie today in support of Sen. Sanders and remind people, as you do, to vote!!! I am doing them all day today. I am making personal note cards with sharpies…. I am doing candy kisses and cookies and plan to do at least 200… Please help! Thank you! We MUST GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!!!

  • Laurie Cestnick

    FEEL THE BERN!!! Remind your Bernie supporting friends in Michigan and Mississippi to vote today here http://www.berniefriendfinder.com with Facebook, and phone bank all day today to get people out to vote if you have the time! go to http://www.berniesanders.com to learn how. Bernie and Hillary are 198 delegate points apart, and 188 are up for grabs tonight! This is a YUUUUUGE night ..if you’re Feeling the Bern ..help it happen!

  • Mike Lemmon

    A vote for Hillary is a vote for war. Please read this before you go to the polls.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/hillary-is-the-candidate_b_9168938.html

    • Donald E. Hodge

      Huffington post story is really good read. Thanks Mike.

  • Mike Lemmon

    I wonder if there are any polls of people over 80. The 65 yr olds don’t surprise me. Wonder if there are some older voters who remember FDR?

    • Rosa Lee

      It may not surprise me but it makes this 3 y/o mad as heck. Age should not keep them from voting for Bernie. Think about your kids and grand kids future!

    • dyebat

      I’m 78, and remember FDR on the radio as a kid. I suspect those of us in the silent generation, born during the depression, have more sympathy for Bernie than the more privileged Boomers.

      • spambrando

        I’m a late bloomer and having trouble with those just a few years younger or older. How steadfastly narrow-minded and fearful they are of doing ANYTHING differently. This election has taught me something extremely important: how crucial it is to surround yourself with people ideas similar to your own. This election cycle has shown me that there are many people, friends, family, acquaintances with such clueless and really unintelligent minds. Dumping who I don’t spiritually benefit from. I’m too old to pander to BS artists.

    • dyebat

      I’m 78, and remember FDR on the radio as a kid. I suspect those of us in the silent generation, born during the depression, have more sympathy for Bernie than the more privileged Boomers.

  • Ellen Backke

    On the day one republican candidate announced he was running for president, pundits on a political show were discussing what he had done that was detrimental to the people in his state. One pundit casually mentioned that his past didn’t matter because he would be given a free pass on his record. Political campaigns have become well-funded marketing campaigns. We must pay more attention to a candidate’s record than what they and the propaganda pundits say during their marketing campaigns.

  • Peggy James

    Senator Bernie Sanders has all the qualities of a true leader. Bernie is fair, kind, honest, humble, energetic, authentic, intelligent, experienced, and passionate about helping each child succeed in this country, thus building a stronger and brighter USA for future generations. Check Bernie’s record on you tube and learn the truth about him. He has been wise in his decision making skills and fought against needless wars including the Vietnam war and the Iraq war which took 1000’s of lives of young Americans while leaving others severely crippled. Bernie recently received the highest congressional award for his fight for veterans’ care from the Veterans of Foreign wars. 170 top leading economists and most physicians as well as nurses praise his budget for America. The medicare for all plan will save American families an average of 5,000 a year. Bernie’s plan will grow the middle class while ending the bribes and schemes going on in our government today. He will raise the min wage to a fair wage of $15.00 an hour which is long overdue! When people earn a fair wage they contribute more to the economy, keeping businesses competitive in prices because more small business will spring up! During the primary election, Bernie received 86% of the vote from his home state where he served as mayor and still serves as a member of the United States Senate. This 86% vote speaks volumes about his character and no other candidate even reached 50% in the states they served. He has been endorsed by many reputable organizations including the US post office, the nurse’s union, teacher unions, labor unions, top economists, etc. Bernie is Jewish (not a communist). He calls himself a democratic (by the people) socialist (for the people). Socialists programs built this country including our roads, utilities, national parks, (which saved the buffalo), public schools and libraries, our US military, social security, etc. Before our great country is turned into a system of total oligarchy, where the 1% club continues to buy our public servants, making the laws to benefit themselves, or trading scams and schemes to make big bucks for themselves, join the revolution to put an honest president in the White House. Our ancestors warned us what will happen to our country by allowing the shady deals to go on within our government.. Please get involved today by going to berniesanders.com and make calls, pass out fliers, or contribute $5, $10, what you can afford! The revolution is here. All of our children’s future is at stake. Our country needs your vote! Vote smart! Vote Bernie!

  • itsallaboutus

    Do us proud Michigan, cast your vote for the White Jew who chained himself to a Black woman in protest of racial segregation. #integrity #judgement #America

    • FastForwardAfter

      Bernie is my second favorite Jew. Jesus is my first favorite.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      He chained a black woman. Thats racist.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      He chained a black woman. Thats racist.

  • Daniel Shawn

    copy/cut/past/re:post/share >….. HILLARY’s SENATE RECORD & Other Facts:

    CITIZENS UNITED…………….SUPPORTS IT / USES IT
    (allows millions of $ from corporate
    interest to pour into the political process
    to fund campaigns by SuperPACs.
    aka “the legal bribing system”)

    WELFARE REFORM ACT…………SUPPORTED IT
    (hillary advocated for big cuts to the
    federal aid for needy families & the
    homeless to reduce gov spending.
    bigger military spending was more
    important then citizens)

    DOMA ………………………………….VOTED FOR IT
    (Defense Of Marriage Act, prevented
    equal rights for alternative marriage)

    PRISON PROFITEERING ……………….SUPPORTS IT
    (hillary advocated hard lobbying
    up many votes on capital hill for the
    “Crime Control & Law Enf. Act of ’94”
    amping up Reagan’s ‘War On Drugs’
    by calling blk teens super predators
    needing to be brought to heel. many
    blk/hisp hoods turned into police states
    by random stops & searches in these
    hoods sparking the mass incarceration
    we see today. till this day hillary’s against
    lighter sentencing for non-violent offenders
    like marijuana users, hillary’s Prison Donors
    need people in prison (meat for the grinder)

    FRACKING / OFF-SHORE OILING ……VOTED FOR IT
    (along w/ relaxed provisions and
    regulations so oil companies can
    save $ by drilling on the cheep,
    resulting in the gulf of mexico
    oil spill of 2010… fracking has
    resulted in earthquakes, damaging
    property & suspected in derailment of
    trains because changing ground levels
    due to fracking)

    KEYSTONE PIPELINE…………………….SUPPORTED IT
    (will result in emanate domain,
    taking lands from citizens so Oil
    Companies can profit, hillary flip
    flopped on this issue recently for
    political convenience)

    BREAKING UP BIG BANKS ……………….AGAINST IT
    (to avoid another “too big to fail”
    fallout scenario like in ’08 Crash.
    millions of lost jobs, lost homes,
    401K’s, Billions lost in tax-payer $.
    hillary says trust ‘Dodd Frank Act’
    to police Big Banks into doing the
    right thing on Wall St….basically
    saying if they crash it again there’ll
    be penalties……..REALLY?NO!)

    TPP FREE-TRADE…………………………..VOTED FOR IT
    (lost U.S jobs / companies
    profited on cheep labor by
    out sourcing american jobs)

    UNIONS…………………………………….. AGAINST IT
    (while on the Walmart board of
    directors, hillary didn’t support
    her employees efforts to unionize
    to fight for livable wages & equal
    wages for women co-workers)

    BANKRUPTCY REFORM ACT…………..VOTED FOR IT
    (made it harder to fix & get good
    credit, big banks & credit card
    companies rake in record profits
    by keeping customers in the ‘Red’
    longer to pay high penalty fees
    & high interest rates)

    GLASS STEAGALL ACT…………..DIDN’T SUPPORT IT
    (regulation passed by FDR to
    prevent another great depression,
    deregulated by the Clintons in ’99.
    would have prevented the ’08 Wall
    St.Crash.. today hillary defends big
    banks by claiming there’s no need
    for glass steagall because ‘Dodd
    Frank Act’ will police the big banks
    into doing the right thing…”Trust the
    Banks Again!?” ..don’t think so)

    IRAQ WAR AUTHORIZATION…………..VOTED FOR IT
    (cost the tax payers 1.7trillion,
    destabilized the middle east,
    leading to ISIS today.. 700,000
    esti. arabs dead, 4500 alley u.s.
    soldiers dead, countless more
    dismembered or suffering from
    postpartum war symptoms,
    Corporations like halliburton
    make $Billions off Iraq War)

    REGIME CHANGE …………………… SUPPORTS IT
    voted for iraq war and as
    sec.of state hillary backed
    overthrows in lybia, yemen,
    egypt, & now syria furthering
    mass chaos in middle east

    GMO INDUSTRY…………………………SUPPORTS IT
    (the taking over of gov. funded
    Genetically Modified Organism
    companies in the farming sector
    pushing out family farmers,
    the non labeling of GMO’s
    in packaged foods in stores)

    MTBE BAN BILL …………… …….VOTED AGAINST IT
    (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether,
    a chemical used by Big Oil &
    Gas discovered to be toxic to
    the enviroment & local water
    supplies causing cancer)

    1960 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT…………..AGAINST IT
    (Hillary was a “Goldwater Girl”
    worked for the Barry Goldwater
    campaign which was anti-new deal,
    anti-welfare, anti-unions,anti-gay rights,
    anti-abortion, pro mass deportation..
    Goldwater voted against
    The Civil Rights Act of ’64)

    ^google it/ yahoo it/ wikipedia it/ youtube it…
    these are facts easily found all over the internet
    Bernie was on the opposite side of these issues

    a “short-short” List of HILLARY $PEECHE$
    click on pic/link, then click on pic to expand
    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2015/08/Hillary%20Clinton%20Speeches%202013-2015_1.jpg

    • EZ_Rider

      One would think posting voting records on social media was against some rule. I rarely see this on group pages or on my news feed on social media platforms. So thank you (though you probably did copy and paste it–it is a bit overwhelming and a bit of work to comb through all these pieces of legislation and I’m not sure of which databases can make it a little bit easier to find this).

      Even this is lacking a bit in detail, with a lack of reference to the legislation proposals name, number, year. It still encourages one to look up a candidate’s voting record and statements about issues.

    • EZ_Rider

      One would think posting voting records on social media was against some rule. I rarely see this on group pages or on my news feed on social media platforms. So thank you (though you probably did copy and paste it–it is a bit overwhelming and a bit of work to comb through all these pieces of legislation and I’m not sure of which databases can make it a little bit easier to find this).

      Even this is lacking a bit in detail, with a lack of reference to the legislation proposals name, number, year. It still encourages one to look up a candidate’s voting record and statements about issues.

  • Dongald Trumpenis

    Bernie pretty much mopped the floor with Hillary in the debate. It appeared she scored a solid hit when she reminded us that Bernie voted against bailing out the car companies.

    Even though I believe that bailing out the auto industry was a GOOD thing, hearing Bernie Sanders speak out against the bailout is completely different than hearing Mitt Romney be critical of a bail out.

    Romney has made a fortune off businesses failing. He’s like a scavenger- a true vulture capitalist.

    On the other hand, Sanders believed that the middle class shouldn’t have to bail out an industry, the same way he objected to the Wall Street bailout.

    • Amy Lynne

      Actually he DID vote for the bailout. She lied. He voted against the wall street bailout (which tied in money for the auto industry) but there was a separate vote (TAFT I think it was called) that bailed out the auto industry that he voted for but it was filibustered.

      • Brett Alexander Demack

        TARP

    • Scott T Scott

      Get out of here super pac!!!! Bernie voted for the auto bailout!!! He voted against bailing out Shillary’s Wall Street buddies!!!

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Big three are hillaries corp buddies as well. They are all on walstreet. Wtf is wrong with you people. Do you know what any of these words mean ?

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Big three are hillaries corp buddies as well. They are all on walstreet. Wtf is wrong with you people. Do you know what any of these words mean ?

    • spambrando

      HOW did you hear Sanders speak out against it, when he corrected her, RIGHTFULLY, that he indeed, voted FOR the auto industry bailout? What he voted against, and what he has always been against, is the Corporate Wall street bailout. What were YOU watching?

      • javierjuanmanuel

        The auto industry is corp walstreet you jackass. Each of the big three are on the exchange. Wtf are you talking about.

      • javierjuanmanuel

        The auto industry is corp walstreet you jackass. Each of the big three are on the exchange. Wtf are you talking about.

    • spambrando

      HOW did you hear Sanders speak out against it, when he corrected her, RIGHTFULLY, that he indeed, voted FOR the auto industry bailout? What he voted against, and what he has always been against, is the Corporate Wall street bailout. What were YOU watching?

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  • Dave

    If Clinton wants to “rebuild people’s confidence in our country and where we are headed in the future,” all she has to do is endorse Bernie Sanders.

    • laurabien

      And when she does endorse him? I’m taping it and will create a loop to play for a few days, basking in that singular aural beauty.

  • Dan Grossnickle

    Hillary Clinton has stated that being president is about “Hard Choices”. She’s right…but most of her “Hard Choices”, by her own admission, have been wrong.

    Hillary was opposed Gay marriage as late as 2013. She has since “evolved” on the issue. Bernie, in 1985, as Mayor of Burlington set aside a day to be known as “Gay Pride Day.”

    She aggressively promoted Fracking while she was Secretary of State. She supported the Keystone XL Pipeline until the polls indicated she needed to change her position. She pushed for TPP and referred to it as ”The Gold Standard” many times. Bernie Sanders has always opposed all of the above.

    She is supports the death penalty and private, for-profit, prisons. She is against Free College Education.

    Hillary has received millions from Wall Street. Hillary’s top contributors: Morgan Stanley $636,564, Lehman Brothers $362,853, JP Morgan Chase $696,456, Goldman Sachs $760,740, Credit Suisse $318,120, Citigroup $824,402. Bernie’s top donors are labor unions, teacher unions, and nursing unions and has received over four million individual contributions averaging $28.

    Hillary was a supporter of the Iraq War. She has since said that choice was wrong. Bernie had the foresight and good judgement to oppose the war, repeatedly called out Bush for his deliberate misinformation and accurately predicted the catastrophic outcome. He has stated that he will, absolutely, defend the United States but that war should always be the last option.

    Hillary is against bringing back Glass Steagall Act, the repeal of which contributed to the greatest recession since 1929. Bernie wants to bring back this essential legislation.

    Hillary participated in Republican campaigns for years. Bernie has always been an independent and has always caucused with Democrats.

    Bernie Sanders marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was arrested for protesting segregation. Hillary Clinton campaigned for Barry Goldwater, who opposed the Supreme Court’s power to enforce school integration, voted in the Senate against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and whose campaign platform included his promise to repeal the legislation. The Clintons also celebrated “Confederate Flag Day” every year when Bill was governor of Arkansas.

    Hillary is against a $15 minimum wage. Ever since he became a United States Senator, Bernie has made it one of his top goals to get workers a $15 minimum wage.

    Hillary wants to “loosen” marijuana penalties. Bernie wants to completely abolish the federal prohibition of marijuana.

    Bernie’s health care plan is predicted to save each American $1200 a year plus in insurance and pharmaceutical drugs costs. Hillary opposes single payer healthcare and has received millions of dollars in contributions from pharmaceutical and health insurance companies.

    Bernie received the highest VFW award in his fight for veterans’ rights and services. Hillary Clinton has a documented history of being a warmongering hawk and as president would pursue the failed policy of endless war.

    Bernie has over 30 years of experience fighting for working Americans and is an honest and authentic candidate. Hillary…not so much.

    When you are President you don’t get a second chance. Fatal decisions send young American soldiers to war and often, disastrously, effect the course of events and destabilize the world.

    Ours is not a “Hard Choice” at all. We have Bernie Sanders – the leader who has made the right choices throughout his career. The choice is between a corporate sponsored and controlled candidate who will say and do anything that she believes will get her elected and an honest, compassionate and highly ethical man of consistent, unassailable integrity.

    Bernie has fought for the Middle Class, Labor, Women, Gay People, Civil Rights and Veterans his entire political career. He has demonstrated a profound, consistent and rare moral conviction to do what is right by the people he represents rather than corporations.

    No super PACs, no secret donors writing checks for tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, no private jets…just a sincere conviction to do what is right for the American people and the world.

    • Ron Hamelin

      This is a great summary. I’m copying and pasting. Thank you.

    • Ron Hamelin

      This is a great summary. I’m copying and pasting. Thank you.

    • MIckey

      Excellent, excellent!

    • WendyShinyo

      Great comment, thank you! I shared on FB!

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    • Nell Axe

      I shared too. Hope it is widely read.

    • Adrienne S Allen

      Agreed! Her whole idea of “Hard Choices” is about breaking eggs to make an omelette, and bowing to the rich instead of doing what is right.

    • Donald E. Hodge

      Great job on research Danny! that is what people need to see is true facts. Thank you.

    • Donald E. Hodge

      Great job on research Danny! that is what people need to see is true facts. Thank you.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      Gay pride does not mean he supported gay marriage.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      Gay pride does not mean he supported gay marriage.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      How much did the unions give him. I do not care about 28 buck average, thats nice and all, whats the big ticket union donor totals ?

    • javierjuanmanuel

      How much did the unions give him. I do not care about 28 buck average, thats nice and all, whats the big ticket union donor totals ?

  • Martin Rocca

    The only problem is if they are neck and neck the electronic voting machines can be altered which is viable considering how much tampering has already been happening from the clinton cartel side. So Bernie has to really be yuge ahead of her or it is likely going to be rigged. Could the 2016 Election Be Stolen with Help from Electronic …
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  • Candace Hibbard lillie

    Nicely balanced reporting. Thank you.

  • Candace Hibbard lillie

    Nicely balanced reporting. Thank you.

  • alicewonders

    for a graphic on how to interpet that data
    http://drpj.weebly.com/data-collection-and-analysis.html

  • philosoher3000

    MI will determine the next President, and I don’t trust Hilary. She says what she needs to to win, panders and flops, politician promises without substance. Bernie is sincere and consistent. Some say Sanders isn’t pragmatic, but what person who changed the world was pragmatic? Were the suffragettes pragmatic? The abolitionists? The civil-rights activists of the 1960s? Oh, wait, no they were arrested, and Bernie was there.

  • philosoher3000

    MI will determine the next President, and I don’t trust Hilary. She says what she needs to to win, panders and flops, politician promises without substance. Bernie is sincere and consistent. Some say Sanders isn’t pragmatic, but what person who changed the world was pragmatic? Were the suffragettes pragmatic? The abolitionists? The civil-rights activists of the 1960s? Oh, wait, no they were arrested, and Bernie was there.

    • Jon Revoir

      Not to mention the revolutionaries who created this country. They surely didn’t do it incrementally.

    • Mike Lemmon

      I always tell them we know he doesn’t have a magic wand. It will take a lot of work by all of us to move opinion. Something Obama never did outside of elections.

      • Laurie Cestnick

        Exactly 🙂 Remind your Bernie supporting friends in Michigan and Mississippi to vote today here http://www.berniefriendfinder.com with Facebook, and phone bank all day today to get people out to vote if you have the time! go to http://www.berniesanders.com to learn how. Bernie and Hillary are 198 delegate points apart, and 188 are up for grabs tonight! This is a YUUUUUGE night ..if you’re Feeling the Bern ..help it happen! SHARE THE BERNIE FINDER LINK SO YOUR FRIENDS CAN DO IT TOO!

        • capemh

          And remember to remind your Clinton supporting friends to get out to vote Wednesday.

          • Laurie Cestnick

            🙂 yes ..did that too! Didn’t take too long 😉 ..but did that too

          • spambrando

            lol

          • spambrando

            lol

    • Nell Axe

      Nothing ventured; nothing gained, as the saying goes. Hillary won’t venture anything except incremental steps. I suspect that’s all her corporate donors would allow.

      • Larry Biddle

        Exactly what is Sanders plan for succeeding where Obama failed? Pulling a gun on the speaker of the house?

        Bottom line, if you were disappointed in Obama’s failure to get a range of liberal wish list items done, you are gonna be crushed at sanders failure. After the revolution its still gonna take 60 votes in the senate to move legislation. President’s don’t control the nations’ purse. I really have difficulty understanding what you guys are thinking. The President will have no choice but to be pragmatic if anything will get done.

      • Larry Biddle

        Exactly what is Sanders plan for succeeding where Obama failed? Pulling a gun on the speaker of the house?

        Bottom line, if you were disappointed in Obama’s failure to get a range of liberal wish list items done, you are gonna be crushed at sanders failure. After the revolution its still gonna take 60 votes in the senate to move legislation. President’s don’t control the nations’ purse. I really have difficulty understanding what you guys are thinking. The President will have no choice but to be pragmatic if anything will get done.

        • RockheadedMama

          In case you are unaware, the Speaker and the Majority Leader can be changed as well as the entire Congress and its agenda of what this country can and will get accomplished.

        • RockheadedMama

          In case you are unaware, the Speaker and the Majority Leader can be changed as well as the entire Congress and its agenda of what this country can and will get accomplished.

        • spambrando

          Hey, Clueless one: EVERY seat is up for re-election in Congress. And MUCH of the Senate. We are gonna clean House!

        • tgbobbi

          Sanders can use the bully-pulpit that Obama was incapable of using.

        • tgbobbi

          Sanders can use the bully-pulpit that Obama was incapable of using.

        • MarleneMoulthrop

          veto power

        • javierjuanmanuel

          Yeah but free stuff will still be free right? He will imprison rich people and dry anally rape them right ?

        • javierjuanmanuel

          Yeah but free stuff will still be free right? He will imprison rich people and dry anally rape them right ?

    • Rosa Lee

      Michigan will not determine the next presidency. There are many more delegates to be won after Michigan and they aren’t the Southern states that were Hillary’s stronghold. He will never win unless we all understand it isn’t over until it’s over…at the convention!

    • Rosa Lee

      Michigan will not determine the next presidency. There are many more delegates to be won after Michigan and they aren’t the Southern states that were Hillary’s stronghold. He will never win unless we all understand it isn’t over until it’s over…at the convention!

    • Donald E. Hodge

      Your Beautiful. So true.

    • gerula

      it’s bernie or bust for 90% of the people I know. If hillary steals this nomination, the GOP will have the next president, that is for sure.

      But I can not understand how someone could vote with hillary or trump. I can not find any logic. How brainwashed can you be? How ignorant to the facts and proof. It’s a shame to see the future destroyed like this.

      • Squid Man

        A large chunk of Hillary’s base suffer from moderate to severe Alzheimer’s.

      • Squid Man

        A large chunk of Hillary’s base suffer from moderate to severe Alzheimer’s.

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  • Ryan Lyle

    If anything, if that’s the case,it shows Sanders is closer than this poll reflects because he has gained ground in every poll between now and then.

  • listenup48201

    The poll was conducted 1/25-3/3? Doesn’t that make their results obsolete? A lot has happened since 1/25. A lot has happened since 3/3, particularly on the Conservative side.

    • Epicurean_Sails

      MSU poll for Sanders/Clinton released this morning–data from before debate. And a shit ton of people have been canvassing and calling. I’m reserving my expectations, but there’s a little kid inside of me brimming with excitement.

      • Nathan Moore

        Same here. I facebanked for Bernie today and I got a ton of responses of people excited for Bernie.

      • spambrando

        Please, continue to brim with excitement! It resonates with all of us! 🙂

      • spambrando

        Please, continue to brim with excitement! It resonates with all of us! 🙂

    • babotaengi

      It appears the poll is repeated in 7 day windows, so the results would take into account what has happened in the past week.