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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Let's hear it for Bernie Sanders!

Dear Readers:

Back about 35 years ago there was an independent candidate for President of the United States called John Anderson, and he had what many though were  great views on a variety of issues to the point that the race for the top job became a three way race between Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and him. (Unfortunately all he managed to do was take votes away from Jimmy Carter and thus assured Ronald Reagan a landslide victory!)
But, Anderson was a straight talking son-of-a-gun, and a breath of fresh air in that old boys club of Democrats and Republicans in the United States.
Flash forward 35 years and we have another guy who, although he is a Democrat and running against Hilary Clinton,  has the same sort of common sense appeal and charisma as John Anderson did back then.

Who knows how Bernie Sanders will fare in the coming months kids, but one thing is for sure ........., he's going to make things interesting!

Headshot of Janie Velencia
Associate Polling Editor, The Huffington Pos
Bernie Sanders' Appeal Has Doubled Among Americans Since March
Americans' views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have grown more favorable as they continue to learn more about him, according to a new Gallup poll.
Sanders' "favorable" rating has doubled since March, jumping from 12 percent to 24 percent. Gallup notes that his rise in favorability can be attributed to Americans' increasing familiarity with him as he campaigns against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In March, only 24 percent of Americans were able to give an opinion on Sanders. Today, 44 percent say they are able to rate him. Sanders' increased visibility has caused his unfavorability quotient to go up as well: 20 percent of Americans now rate him unfavorably, compared to just 8 percent in March. Still, he remains the only Democratic candidate to have a net positive "favorable" rating, meaning that more people like him than dislike him.
At the same time, Americans' feelings toward Clinton have grown slightly less positive, dropping 5 percentage points since April. This latest poll marks Clinton's lowest net "favorable" score since 2007.

Sanders' recent surge still leaves him considerably behind Clinton, who has a 43 percent "favorable" rating compared to Sanders' 24 percent. Clinton also remains the most identifiable Democratic candidate. Eighty-nine percent of Americans are able to rate Clinton, while only 44 percent are able to rate Sanders.
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BUT!

You know what they say:

IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER!