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Bernie Sanders Up 22 Points in NH; 10 in Iowa

Bernie Sanders has taken a commanding 22 point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire according to newly released polls.  The same poll also shows Sanders lead swelling to 10 point in the state of Iowa.    

The new poll finds Sen. Sanders with 52% support among Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, while former Secretary of State Clinton, long considered the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, receives 30%. Recent polls have shown Sanders' lead growing in the Granite State, but this would be the first to show the Vermont Senator over 50%.

Possibly more worrying for the Clinton campaign is her performance in Iowa, where Sanders now leads by 10 points, with 43% to Clinton's 33%.

Until recently Clinton had retained an edge in Iowa, the other first-in-the-nation voting state along with New Hampshire. A recent CNN/ORC poll found the pair tied among likely Iowa caucus voters.

Clinton's campaign continues to struggle with messaging and managing her command that is surprisingly reminiscent of Clinton's 2007-2008 campaign.

All of this is problematic for Clinton as newly released polls in the last few days show Clinton losing to Donald Trump in a head to head poll.  

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ba...

Also:

Bernie Sanders is hosting a rally on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, located at 10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112.  Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., and the event begins at 8:00 p.m.

General Public Parking: Fair Grounds Parking Gate B on American Legion Drive off Dumfries Road, or Gate D on Godwin Drive. Parking is available starting at 5:00pm.

Accessible/ASL Parking: Fair Grounds Parking Gate A off Dumfries Road. Please make sure to have your accessible parking placard visible.

Hope you can make it to the rally and #FeelTheBern!

Use this link to RSVP:

https://go.berniesanders.com/p...

If you would like to participate in a carravan/ride sharing program from Warrenton to the rally, you can use this link to RSVP:

https://secure.berniesanders.c...

Like Bernie's Virginia Facebook page:

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If you would like to attend a debate watch party in Arlington, Alexandria, or Woodbridge, you can use this link to find the party closest to you:

https://secure.berniesanders.c...

If you would like to set up your own debate party for October 13, 2015, you can use this link:

https://secure.berniesanders.c...

Bernie's Sanders campaign is funded by people just like you and me and they don't accept PAC money so if you would like to contribute, please use this link:

https://secure.actblue.com/con...

Iowa GOP Caucus: Everybody Loses

The Final 2012 Iowa Caucus Results are AnnouncedIs it possible to have a caucus that no one wins? The results from Iowa sure look like it:

  • Mitt Romney has been campaigning for president for six years. He's spent millions of dollars of his own campaign money and has been backed by tens of millions in spending by shadowy outside groups (thanks, Supreme Court's awful, activist Citizens United ruling). Romney only managed 24.6% - 0.6% less than in 2008.
  • Extremist social conservatives certainly didn't support Perry (10% & clumsily indicated he'd drop out), Bachmann (5% & possibly dropping out this morning) or Cain (1% & already out). But even with supporters of controlling theocratic government consolidated behind him, Rick Santorum couldn't win.
  • Despite an alleged ability to draw independent & liberal crossover votes and what his supporters claimed was an infusion of people traveling to Iowa, Ron Paul still finished third
It's hard to see a path to victory for anyone but Mitt Romney - phony, lying, corporations-are-people Mitt Romney. The real question at this point: Will Republicans set aside their dislike of Romney & unite in their hatred of President Obama behind him anyway? Be so dispirited by Romney that down-ballot Congressional races swing to Democrats? Turn to a third party candidate like Paul? What do you think?