Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in polls not only in New Hampshire, but also now in the key primary state of Iowa.
According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Sanders is leading Hillary by five points in Iowa.
While the lead might seem slim, the momentum shift is major. Quinnipiac’s Iowa poll from December gave Hilllary Clinton an 11 point lead over Sanders.
Most of Sanders’ lead is thanks to his popularity with youth earning less than $50, 000 a year.
However, compare these poll numbers to those in New Hampshire, where Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in every major demographic.
With a lead in two major early primary states Sanders is quickly taking the “frontrunner” title away from Clinton, although you will not likely hear CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC or even Fox acknowledge that.
Sanders draws greater crowds than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, recently drawing 31, 000 in Iowa. Bernie Sanders draws even bigger crowds than Barack Obama did during the 2008 primary.
In the last week of 2015, Sanders pointed out in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo what was seriously wrong with how the mainstream media was distributing its coverage and how that coverage was obscuring the truth about the 2016 primary race for both parties.
“[Trump] knows that media is not interest in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks,” Sanders told Cuomo. “If he says that somebody is sweating well my God, that is a major story, and all that silly business and the personal attacks that kind of works. So I think this is more an indictment of the media, actually, than it is of Trump.”
Cuomo defended the media saying that they were covering Trump because he was a “frontrunner” and therefore deserved the coverage he was receiving.
“Chris. Explain to me how he becomes number one. He boasts of the fact. This is what he says. Hey, I don’t have to pay for commercials. The media is going to put me on all of the time,” Sanders said. “Explain to me, and I know CNN may be different here, and you have been very generous with me, but you explain how a major network on the evening news has 80 minutes of Trump and 20 seconds of Bernie Sanders, Does that make sense to anybody?”
Essentially, what Sanders pointed out was that the mainstream media had awarded the title of “frontrunner” to Trump because of his sensationalism which helps them sell ad space.
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