With the Democrats desperately seeking a candidate to put their weight behind, a number of fringe politicians have risen to the top of the crop.
Thanks to the power vacuum left by the plummeting of Joe Biden in the polls, candidates like Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, and Bernie Sanders appear to be finding themselves on an elevator toward the top. Sanders, in particular, could see a significant upward boost in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, seeing as the Vermont Senator is quite familiar to Northeastern voters.
But the Democratic Party seems actively agitated by the rise of Sanders. Their rigging of the 2016 primaries against him should be enough to warrant some suspicion.
The reason? Nobody wants America to dabble in democratic socialism.
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The survey, conducted from Jan. 16-29 among 1,033 adults, found 53 percent said that they would not vote for their party nominee if they were a, “generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be socialist.”
Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, went into the New Hampshire Democratic primary on strong footing Tuesday night, after he nearly tied former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa Caucuses.
Socialism is often popular with younger voters, as they are less removed from the financial umbrella of their familial situation. This allows them to be less concerned about the consolidation of responsibility into the hands of the government.
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