Sanders Takes Lead in Divided Field

Sanders Takes Lead in Divided Field

( – Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) took the lead in New Hampshire, which has invigorated his fan base.

Ever since the last DNC debate, it’s been unclear whether or not another Democratic candidate could unite the rest of the field against Sanders. Democrats want to avoid being pinned as “socialists” given Sanders’ open affiliation as one. However, with Bernie’s momentum, few can say for sure whether or not someone else from the Left can overtake him.

Some in the party believe that Sanders cannot appeal to the more moderates. They think candidates like Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) have a better shot at appealing to those voters, especially with Joe Biden (D-DE) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) performing poorly in New Hampshire.

Klobuchar and Buttigieg do have appeal to moderates. What they lack is the same level of support that Bernie has among minority groups, especially Latinos. The Latino vote discrepancy should manifest with Bernie on top as the campaigns go into Nevada and Texas.

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