The Left/Progressive vote is splitting with so many vying for it…..
Helps Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren…
Is hurting Bernie Sanders….
Warren’s momentum was underlined by a CNN-Des Moines Register-Mediacom poll in Iowa over the weekend. It showed Warren just a single point behind Sanders, with 15 percent support to his 16 percent. The front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, led the pack with 24 percent support.
If Warren were to pull ahead of Sanders, she would become the leading left-wing alternative to Biden — a shift that would fundamentally alter the dynamics of the race.
“She certainly does seem to be taking votes away from him,” said Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky. “It seems as if, as she is rising, he is falling.”
Another Democratic consultant, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly, argued that there were real warning signs for Sanders, who became a hero of the left in 2016, when he gave eventual-nominee Hillary Clinton a much closer race than expected.
The consultant drew attention not just to the weekend’s Iowa poll but also to Sanders’s relatively modest numbers in New Hampshire, where he defeated Clinton by a whopping 22-point margin three years ago….
My feeling is that in the end ?……aANew England Progressive has NO chance to grab the Democratic nomination in a party that is richly diverse….