A new New York Times/Siena College poll taken between Jan. 20-23, with a margin of error of 4.8%, shows Senator Bernie Sanders with a significant lead in Iowa. The Iowa caucuses, the first Democratic presidential primary vote, are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3.
The new poll gives Sanders 25% of the Iowa votes, well ahead of former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg with 18% and former VP Joe Biden with 17%.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sanders’ biggest competitor for the left-leaning Democratic base, is in fourth place with only 15%. This concludes with a resounding Sanders victory the feud between himself and Senator Warren over her allegations that he does not believe a woman has a chance to be elected president of the United States.
Last week, Sanders was also targeted by former senator and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who issued a particularly mean-spirited statement about the 78-year-old independent senator from Vermont, saying, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
It appears that in Iowa, if Hillary Clinton attacks you, you can’t be all bad.
There’s one woman politician in Sanders’ life who sticks with him through thick and thin: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Or maybe not so much: Fox News reported on Saturday that in a rally for Bernie Sanders in Iowa City, AOC delivered the final speech and never mentioned the candidate’s name. Not even once.
Darling of the left, filmmaker Michael Moore was also on hand, declaring that only Sanders can beat President Trump in November.
Sanders called in to the rally over the phone and called Trump “the worst president in modern American history.” Sanders promised to raise the minimum wage, encourage union memberships, pass a Medicare-for-all bill, push for AOC’s Green New Deal, reform the criminal justice system, save legal abortions, legalize weed on the federal level, and embrace illegal immigrants.
Also: shorter winters, guaranteed no-rain Sundays for picnics, and free puppies.