Monday, December 07, 2015

Bernie Trumps Trumpf In Time Person Of The Year Poll-- Also Poll Shows Bernie Is More Electable Than Hillary


This morning, TIME announced that Bernie had won their Man of the Year poll-- and by an extremely large margin. By the time voting ended on Sunday night, he was at 10%, almost double his closest contender, Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai (5.2%), and ahead of both Pope Francis (3.7%), who won Person of the Year in 2013, and President Obama (3.5%). Hillary Clinton was way down at 1.4%.

Even though Donald Trump fans mounted an effort to vote him up the list, he was just another loser-- Trumpf (at 1.8%) between fellow entertainers Jennifer Lawrence (1.9%) and Sertena Williams (1.8%). Trump did manage to beat his old nemesis, Telemundo News anchor, Jorge Ramos (1.4%) who he jousted with when he was trying to prove he was the most xenophobic and most racist candidate in the GOP competition-- as well as beating Fox's Megan Kelly (1.1%), who Trumpf used as a prop to show his was the most misogynistic of the Republican candidates. Trump also beat GOP transgender poster child Caitlyn Jenner (1.3%), Syrian dictator Bashar Assad (1.2%) and a gaggle of Republican Party political hacks-- Marco Rubio (1.1%), Paul Ryan (1.1%), Dr. Ben (1.1%), Benjamin Netanyahu (1%), Carly Fiorina (0.6%), Kim Davis (0.6%), Ted Cruz (0.5%), the Jebster (0.5%) and the Koch brothers (0.3%).

I don't think that means Bernie will be named Person of the Year though. Time informed their readers that "Time's editors will choose the Person of the Year, the person Time believes most influenced the news this year, for better or worse. The choice will be revealed Wednesday morning during NBC’s Today show" and they warned that "[n]o presidential candidate has been named Person of the Year prior to the end of the campaign, though a slew of presidential victors from Franklin Delano Roosevelt in (1932, 1934, and 1941), Ronald Reagan (1980, 1984) and Barack Obama (2008, 2012) have earned the distinction." Time, which is proud they chose Hitler back in the day when Time was outwardly fascist, is likely to pick Trumpf anyway. Of Bernie they wrote:
Sanders has said his goal is a political revolution that will reenergize the electorate and push big money out of politics. "A lot of people have given up on the political process, and I want to get them involved in it," Sanders told TIME in a September cover story. "In this fight we are going to take on the greed of the billionaire class. And they are very, very powerful, and they’re going to fight back furiously. The only way to succeed is when millions of people stand up and decide to engage."

A PPP survey of New Hampshire registered voters this morning showed that although both Bernie and Hillary lead all the candidates from the Republican's pathetic deep bench, Bernie does significantly better than Hillary does. He is, easily, the more electable candidate. Hillary is ahead of Rubio by one point (44/43) and ahead of Fiorina by just one point (45/44) and ahead of both Jeb (43/41) and Dr. Ben (45/42) by two points each. Obviously she does best over the dual fascist threats posed by Herr Trumpf (47/41) and Cruz (47/39). But Bernie bests all of them by wider margins, demonstrating his proven ability to win over independents and mainstream conservatives who just will not vote for Hillary, not even to save the country from the fascist threat posed by Trumpf and Cruz.
Bernie 45% to Rubio 41%
Bernie 46% to Dr. Ben 41%
Bernie 48% to Fiorina 40%
Bernie 47% to Jeb 38%
Bernie 49% to Trumpf 40%
Bernie 48% to Cruz 38%
It's worth mentioning that Bernie is the only candidate, from either party, with a positive favorability rating among the overall New Hampshire electorate-- 46/40. Trump has the highest unfavorables of any candidate (59%) but Cruz and Jeb also have terrible favorable/unfavorable ratios-- Jeb 28/55 and Cruz 30/49. Hillary is sorely lacking in this department as well-- 38/55.

Late tonight Bernie addressed the latest deranged, anti-American insanity from Trumpf: "I want to say a few things about Donald Trump and specifically about his comments tonight that we should ban all Muslims from coming to the United States, even American Muslims returning home from overseas. It's fun for the political media to treat Donald Trump like he's the lead character in a soap opera or the star player on a baseball team. But the truth is his language is dangerous, especially as it empowers his supporters to act out against Muslims, Latinos, and African-Americans... The United States is a great nation when we stand together, but we are weak when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us. So let's send a message that we stand together."

If you'd like to contribute to Bernie's actual presidential campaign, you can do that here on the Blue America ActBlue page for Bernie and the congressional candidates who have endorsed him and are running on the same progressive issues he's running on.


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At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Time, which is proud they chose Hitler back in the day when Time was outwardly fascist" - Time also chose Mussolini as Man of the Year twice because Fascism is modern and sleek, makes the trains run on time, solves all of your labor problems, and makes a nation great again!


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