In 2016, young people looked to Bernie Sanders as a sort of messiah, who would solve all their problems.
But his campaign for President came to an end after the DNC worked to anoint Hillary Clinton as their nominee.
And while his future seemed bright, Bernie just got career-ending news that nobody expected.
In 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders shocked the nation when he had a massive win in the state of New Hampshire.
He destroyed Hillary Clinton, winning every single county in the state.
Many felt this was the end of Hillary Clinton, who proved to be unpopular.
But the DNC worked hard to make Bernie Sanders’ win in New Hampshire nothing more than an outlier and pushed Hillary to victory most other places.
Going into 2020, many have speculated that he would use his popularity to run for President.
But as it turns out, the fact that he won New Hampshire may have had more to do with people disliking Hillary Clinton than people liking Bernie Sanders.
In a poll of New Hampshire voters, Bernie Sanders scores below both U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vice President Joe Biden as preferred candidates in the 2020 election.
Sanders won just 13 percent of voters in the poll, while Warren scored 26 percent, and Biden scored 20 percent.
As reported by Newsweek:
“Voters in a state that helped launch Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 bid for the presidency may not be “feeling the Bern” as much two years later, now that it’s rumored the senator could run again in 2020.
Sanders trails Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well as former Vice President Joe Biden in a survey of New Hampshire voters’ preferred 2020 candidate, according to new polling from Suffolk University released on Wednesday. Sanders won over just 13 percent of New Hampshire voters, while Warren was preferred by 26 percent of the respondents and Biden by 20 percent. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker fell below Sanders with 8 percent, California Senator Kamala Harris and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick each got 4 percent, and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand received 2 percent each.
The poll was administered more than two years ahead of 2020’s general election, but the results suggest that a state that once considered Sanders their first choice for president is open to other options when presented with a slate of potential Democratic contenders.
“For someone who hasn’t visited New Hampshire in over a year, Joe Biden’s popularity is strong and steady,” David Paleologos, Suffolk University Political Research Center’s Boston director said. “What is perhaps surprising is that Bernie Sanders—who secured 60 percent of the New Hampshire Democratic primary vote in 2016—is retaining less than half of that support two years later.”
It looks like voters aren’t “feeling the Bern” as much as they were in 2016.
Although Bernie lost in 2016, he received unprecedented support in many surprising states.
He was similar to Donald Trump in the sense that he was saying something different than the rest of the field.
But while Trump was promising more jobs, and a better future, Bernie Sanders was promising higher taxes and free stuff.