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“As an American, the idea of another Trump campaign and all of his lies and divisiveness and his efforts to undermine American democracy is an absolute horror show. … On the other hand, I got to say that as a politician who wants to see that no Republican is elected to the White House in 2024, from that perspective, his candidacy is probably a good thing.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders, quoted by the New York Times.
“I was one of the worst waiters in the history of the country but I was a waiter.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), quoted by the Washington Post, on raising the tipped minimum wage.
52% to 36%
A new CNN poll finds Joe Biden leading Bernie Sanders nationally by double-digits among Democrats, 52% to 36%, with Elizabeth Warren, who has since dropped out of the race at 7%. Among those interviewed after Warren left the contest, Biden’s support rose to 57%, Sanders stood at 36%.
The FiveThirtyEight forecast was updated with Super Tuesday results and now shows Joe Biden with an 88% chance to win the Democratic nomination, while Bernie Sanders has just a 2% chance.
55% to 45%
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Joe Biden leading Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary race by ten points, 55% to 45%.
“For people to use Russian talking points to sow division among Americans is stupid. So Ronna, go to hell! This is not about … go to Hell! I’m tired of it!”
— Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile told Fox News that RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel can “go to hell” over her allegation that the Democratic primaries will be “rigged” against Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I don’t see a whole lot of 2016 in this election. I see a whole lot of 1972.”
— Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), quoted by the Charleston Post & Courier, comparing Bernie Sanders to George McGovern.
“Bernie Sanders brings that outside game in a similar fashion that President Trump did in 2016. Think about the similarities. In 2016, Republican leadership, Republican wisdom said that there is no way in the world out of the 17 candidates, Donald Trump will be the president. I think it’s very similar.”
— Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told CBS News that he believes that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the Democrat who poses the “biggest threat” to President Trump in November.
A new Morning Consult poll finds Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic presidential race nationally with 29%, followed by Joe Biden at 19%, Mike Bloomberg at 18%, Pete Buttigieg at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 10% and Amy Klobuchar at 5%.