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(NewsReady.com) – Nevada is the third chance for Democrat voters to weigh in on their choice for whom they want to face off against President Trump in the 2020 general election in November. Here are some things to keep an eye on.
What to Watch For
Nevada is a caucus state, meaning that like Iowa voters congregate at precinct locations and literally take a stand for their candidate. Unlike the Hawkeye State, there are four days of early voting. In these cases, people will rank between three and five nominees so that if the preferred person is eliminated, their vote transfers to whoever is second, and so on.
For the first time, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be listed as an official candidate.
Although polling well, there are some things that seem to put him at odds with the prototypical Progressive Liberal voter:
- He is the ultimate one-percenter, ranking 8th on the most recent Forbes 400 list.
- As mayor, he was a proponent of the racially charged stop-and-frisk NYPD policy.
- He stated in a 2011 interview that many “black and Latino males don’t know how to behave in the workplace.”
It will be interesting to see if the Left will stay true to their stated principles or if all will be forgiven for someone who might be able to topple Trump. Nevada will be the first real test site.
This will also be a major test to see how viable national polls are at actually predicting how things will go at the ballot box. Their recent track record isn’t stellar. First, the consensus was that Hillary Clinton would win the White House in 2016. Next, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg won in Iowa after polling in the single digits. And in New Hampshire, Sen. Amy Klobuchar came out of nowhere to finish in third place.
A question about the people who run the polls comes up every so often. Are they trying to create self-fulfilling prophecies? Put another way, are they reporting actual survey results or are they making them up to play upon peoples’ desire to be a part of the majority?
The reactions to the pre-caucus debate, also Bloomberg’s first, may give some insight. The former NYC mayor is sure to create an impact, possibly that of a huge meteor strike.
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