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Warren Polls at #2

Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-MA) just clinched second place in the race for the Left’s 2020 presidential nomination according to a new poll from Monmouth University. The poll shows Warren second with 19% among Nevada voters, forcing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) into third place with 13% of the vote. Joe Biden is still clocking in the lead at 36%, though the margin of error +/- 5.1 percentage points could render the entire poll a pointless exercise. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) 2020 presidential campaign continues to gain momentum as a new poll out of Nevada shows her firmly in second place behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat frontrunner.

Monmouth University released a new poll on Wednesday indicating Warren ranks second with 19 percent among Nevada voters. The poll, which is Monmouth’s first ahead of the Silver State’s caucus in February 2020, found Biden leading overall with 36 percent, followed by Warren, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in third place with 13 percent.

Monmouth conducted the poll by surveying 1,333 Nevada voters from June 6 through June 11.It drew from a pool of both Democratic and unaffiliated voters who participated in a primary or general election in the past two cycles or have registered to vote since November 2018.


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Poll: Biden Drops 7 Points

A new CNN poll reveals that former Vice President Joe Biden has lost 7 points since April shortly after he entered the 2020 race and instantaneously became the Democrats’ front runner with 39 percent support. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pulled 18 percent support followed by Senators Kamala Harris (CA) at 8 percent and Elizabeth Warren (MA) at 7 percent. According to a report by The Hill, Biden’s “commanding lead” has been ratcheting up the pressure on Democratic lawmakers to endorse him over the other candidates. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Support for former Vice President Joe Biden has faded since the launch of his 2020 presidential campaign, according to a new CNN poll.

The survey, released early Tuesday, shows Biden still leads the crowded pack of Democrats vying for the party’s nomination with 32 percent support.

However, his support is now 7 points lower than it was in an April CNN poll shortly after his formal entry in the race, when 39 percent said they supported him.


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Biden Compares Illegal Immigrants to His Irish Ancestors

Joe Biden is on the campaign trail now boldly declaring that illegal immigrants abusing America’s generous immigration policies are just like his Irish ancestors fleeing the potato famine. Those ancestors were “[like] somebody coming in Guadalajara today saying, ‘You know, I got a great idea family, let’s sell everything we have give it to a coyote take it across the border drop us in the desert, place that doesn’t want us, won’t that be fun?'” He then went on to describe the illegal immigrants overwhelming the U.S.-Mexico border as the “best” of Central American countries. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vice President Joe Biden defended Central American migrants taking advantage of asylum loopholes in the immigration laws, comparing them to his own ancestors leaving Ireland for the United States during the potato famine.

“One of the reasons we are the nation we are is because we’ve been able to cherry pick the best of every culture in the world,” Biden said, pointing to the American immigration system.

Biden commented on immigration during a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday.

That’s why we are who we are, think about it, whether it was my great-great grandfather getting on a coffin ship up in the Irish Sea to come here in the middle of famine or somebody coming in Guadalajara today saying, ‘You know, I got a great idea family, let’s sell everything we have give it to a coyote take it across the border drop us in the desert, place that doesn’t want us, won’t that be fun?’


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AOC Joins Bernie to Undermine Joe Biden

Vermont Socialist and 2020 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may have found his running mate: fellow socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who joined him on stage Monday evening to get college kids hopped up on climate alarmism. During the rally, Sanders even called for a “political revolution” as the only way to “take on an industry with unlimited wealth, unlimited power, and unlimited resources.” Last Friday AOC slammed “middle ground” climate change plans, such as those offered by former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. Democrats may soon be so embroiled in in-fighting that nothing will be left of them in 2020. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was in familiar territory Monday evening, speaking to a college auditorium of liberal-leaning students and young voters.

The 2020 presidential candidate joined progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to preach the benefits of the ambitious Green New Deal climate plan, at a time when climate change is rising to prominence as a top issue for Democratic voters.

“How do we take on an industry with unlimited wealth, unlimited power and unlimited resources?” Sanders said of the fossil fuel industry. “We need a political revolution.”

Speaking at Howard University, a historic African American college just a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez praised the tenets of the climate action plan that in part aims to transition the U.S. economy to a 100 percent renewable energy grid by 2030 and create green jobs in the process.


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Gallup: Trump Approval Reaches Record High

Gallup’s latest poll puts President Trump at a 46% approval rating, the highest level since Gallup started asking the question. Among Republicans, Trump is carrying 91%, just a point shy of his 92% record set in November. The 50-year low in unemployment and the Mueller Report release and exoneration are speculated as the driving force behind his surge from a 39% approval rating back in March.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest levels since his inauguration in a recent poll.

Trump has hit 46% approval in the latest Gallup poll, the highest level since the polling group began asking the question. His approval in the poll has been as low as 35%, but the new numbers show an increasingly positive trend for the president. In early March, before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Trump’s approval sat at 39% but jumped to 45% in the first half of April.

The poll found that Trump carries a 91% among Republicans, close to his record high of 92% support among the party back in November.

The support might be buoyed by the release of Mueller’s redacted report, which showed that Trump did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 presidential election but made no determination on whether he obstructed justice during the investigation.


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Bernie’s “Free the Felons” Voting Includes Terrorists

Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t backing down from his plan to allow felons still serving time behind bars, even life sentences, to vote from their prison cells. To wit, Breitbart News compiled a list (pun intended) demonstrating just whose rights Bernie is preoccupied with restoring just in time for 2020. It includes Charleston Mass Murderer Dylan Roof, Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Olympic Child Molester Larry Nassar, Charlottesville Car Attacker James Alex Fields, Jr. to name just a few. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

This week, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed a plan that would allow felons serving time behind bars the right to vote from their prison cells.

“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said during a town hall. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

Initially, Sen. Kamala Harris said, “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells, but she has since backtracked on that statement, declaring that she actually opposes giving felons in prison the right to vote.


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Sanders Once Declared Millionaires in Congress to be “Immoral”

Committed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders once upon a time campaigned against rich people representing us on Capitol Hill. In 1971, he called it “immoral” for members of Congress to be millionaires … except the sitting senator just released ten years of tax returns confirming his own millionaire status with a reported adjusted gross income of $1,062,26 in 2016 alone. Bernie defended himself to the New York Times as an exception to his own remarks, saying he “wrote a best-selling book.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stated while campaigning in 1971 that it is “immoral” that members of Congress are millionaires, according to a local newspaper article uncovered by CNN’s KFile.

Sanders told the Bennington Banner, a regional daily newspaper, he believes that the millionaires who purport to represent the people actually represent the interests of “their fellow millionaires,” which he asserts are “corporations and big business.”

Interestingly, the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist released 10 years of his tax returns in April, confirming his status in the millionaire class. The disclosure reported earning an adjusted gross income of $1,062,626 in 2016, $1,131,925 in 2017 and $561,293 in 2018.

While Sanders is a frequent critic of millionaires, he defended his six-figure income to The New York Times.


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Sanders’ Plan: Allow Murderers, Rapists to Vote

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is determined to swing 2020 to the Far Left with the help of incarcerated murderers, rapists, and even terrorists. No “vote” is off the table if it means defeating Donald Trump according to Bernie’s recent CNN town hall at which he endorsed allowing all convicted U.S. citizens to vote from behind bars. “I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy,” quoth Sanders. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) recent endorsement of giving voting rights to all American citizens who are currently in prison for local, state, and federal crimes would allow some 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists to vote from their jail cells.

In a CNN town hall this week, Sanders endorsed allowing all convicted U.S. citizens — regardless of their crime — to vote from prison.

“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”


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How Pete Buttigieg Could Hurt Trump in the Rust Belt

Pete Buttigieg is many things.

At just 37, he is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is a military veteran and a deeply religious gay man who is married but also enjoys sandwiches from (anti-same-sex marriage) Chick-fil-A. He is a Harvard-educated Rhodes scholar who speaks eight languages. He is the first ever millennial candidate for president and, so far, the only Democratic hopeful to appear on the “Fox News Sunday” show.

“I’m all of those things,” said Buttigieg — pronounced “Boot-edge-edge” — in an interview with the New York Post. “I try not to have any kind of attribute … be totally defining,” he added. Critics say these attributes are the very reasons why he can’t beat Donald Trump. His supporters say they are the very reasons he can.

Mayor Pete, as he likes to be called, strikes a tone that is kinder and less combative than the insult-driven politics of Trump and the Democratic Party’s far-left members. His boyish good looks, intelligence and military background are undoubtedly appealing, as is his faith.

“Scripture tells us to look after the least among us, that it also counsels humility and teaches us about what’s bigger than ourselves,” said Buttigieg, a devout Episcopalian. “It points the way toward an inclusive and unselfish politics that I strive to practice, whether I’m talking about my faith on the stump or not.”

Mayor Pete’s politics are already gaining traction. Since launching his exploratory committee to run for president on Jan. 23, he has already raised $7 million for his campaign. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 4 percent of Democrats would vote for him — the same number that supports Elizabeth Warren, who has been a U.S. senator for six years.
The fact that he was born and bred in the American Rust Belt is possibly his biggest asset.

“Our party can and should do better in the industrial Midwest,” Buttigieg said. “I’m convinced that so many people in this part of the country are already with us, much more than with the other party on issues, on substance, on policy.”
He said his experience in his hometown of South Bend proves there are solutions that work besides a “promise to turn back the clock.”

When Buttigieg was first elected to office in South Bend in 2011, the city was on its knees. Job growth was nonexistent, and like many Rust Belt cities with declining industry, it had been hemorrhaging jobs since the ’70s.
First, he improved the cosmetics of the town by demolishing more than 1,000 abandoned homes, and then he focused on revitalizing it by attracting hundreds of millions in private investment for commercial development.

You won’t find Buttigieg ridiculing fellow Midwestern voters or taking them for granted, the way Hillary Clinton’s campaign did in 2015. After the University of Notre Dame, based in South Bend, invited her to attend their prestigious St. Patrick’s Day event, her campaign declined, telling organizers that “white Catholics were not the audience she needed to spend time reaching out to,” as The New York Times wrote.

Trump would go on to win those white Catholic votes in 2016 — 52 percent of them, according to Pew’s exit polls, reversing the gains Democrats made when Barack Obama earned their votes in 2008 and 2012.

Even so, Buttigieg’s religious beliefs haven’t prevented him from taking progressive positions on major issues.
He supports abortions into the third trimester out of a belief in “freedom from government,” he said. And he won’t rule out tax hikes. “If the only way I can get all of us paid parental leave, universal health care, dramatically improved child care, better education, good infrastructure and, therefore, longer life expectancy and a healthier economy is to raise revenue, then we should be honest about that,” he said.

And although natural gas leads to good, solid jobs in the Rust Belt, he is a big booster of wind and solar power. “I think the goal still has to be focused on renewables,” he said.

But just because Buttigieg has a progressive platform doesn’t mean he’ll get an easy ride from far-left Democrats. Last month, the woke crowd at Slate questioned the young mayor’s credentials with a since-changed headline that read “Is Pete Buttigieg just another white male candidate, or does his gayness count as diversity?”

And just because Buttigieg is from the Rust Belt doesn’t mean he can win a general election in places like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, especially when you compare his platform to Trump’s.

“He has to share their values on bread-and-butter issues like lower taxes, regulations and religious liberty,” warned Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College. If he doesn’t, “it would be very difficult for him to win.”

But Jeff Rea, a former Republican mayor from another Indiana town and current president of the South Bend chamber of commerce, said nobody should count out Mayor Pete. He and Buttigieg have been on opposite sides on a number of projects but have “always found a way to come together for a solution.”

Buttigieg “is a very data-driven guy and also a very good man,” Rea added. “That has helped him win over voters who might not like progressive politics.” No mayor in history has ever run and won his or her party’s nomination for president, nor has anyone under the age of 43. Then again, no businessman had ever done it until Trump came along.
Michael Wear, the faith adviser to Obama, told me he thinks Mayor Pete has a chance.
“Things change,” Wear said. “And, in America, anything can happen.”

Salena Zito is a CNN political analyst, and a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through shoe-leather journalism, traveling from Main Street to the beltway and all places in between. To find out more about Salena and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at



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Chris Matthews: 2020 Could be Nixon-McGovern Repeat

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sounded the alarm that the Democratic Party is veering too far left in its pursuit of young and minority voters by selecting the most progressive candidate. He compared the upcoming 2020 presidential election campaign to that of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon (R) and Democratic presidential nominee Senator George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won by a landslide. Per Matthews’ analysis, this had more to do with the Democrats at the time pandering too far left with progressive identity politics, which, in turn, moved their more moderate supporters to the right. “One, almost half the Democratic Party electorate is either moderate or conservative. In other words, to the right of the Progressives…Bottom line: Going into the Democratic primaries is not the same as going to the country.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election.

Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote.

He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020.

“I have been thinking about who is going to take back the White House, who’s going to win the Democratic nomination next spring then go on to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020,” he said.