HIGH POINT – While some more “mainstream” Democrats like the Charlotte mayor and former Democratic governor Beverly Perdue have recently endorsed Michael Bloomberg, the Democratic voters of North Carolina have sent socialist Bernie Sanders into the lead.
A new poll conducted by High Point University has Sanders stealing former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead, picking up a full quarter of Democrats.
“[…] Sanders leads Biden 25% to 19% among self-identified, registered Democratic voters and unaffiliated voters who said they would participate in the Democratic primary. Biden draws, however, 24% of a smaller group of voters that are most likely to vote in the Democratic primary, compared to 20% for Sanders.
Among the self-identified registered voters who may vote in the Democratic primary, other active candidates receiving a significant amount of support include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (13%) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (12%). Rounding out the active candidates who received some support from these self-identified registered voters were Pete Buttigieg (6%), Andrew Yang (4%, though he has since suspended his campaign), Tom Steyer (3%), and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (3%). […]”
Sanders is in North Carolina Friday, following a visit from Michael Bloomberg Thursday. The latter has been saturating North Carolina with ads, helping to boost his support in relatively short order after a late entry. But Sanders surge, complemented by Joe Biden’s sinking ship, shoes that much of the Democratic base is all in for the socialist utopia sold by the senator from Vermont. If Sanders is able to pull of victories in North Carolina, the Carolina firewall Biden has been relying on crumbles.
Such socialist momentum will cause even more panic within the DNC, which is reflected in the fact that the odds on favorite (40 percent) is…a brokered convention in Milwaukee.
HPU polled the other statewide primary races as well. Check the full poll results here.
Early voting has already started with the March 3 primary less than three weeks away. Though approaching quickly, there’s still time for a lot of movement considering the buying power of Bloomberg. Time will tell which one of the Democrats earns the honor of losing an election to Donald Trump.