Bernie Sanders has polled well among young Democrats since the 2016 election, but it looks like that support is beginning to slip in the polls.
Bernie’s campaign team can’t be happy about this development.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Sanders support among young voters drops sharply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his support drop sharply among the young voters that have powered his rise in Democratic politics, according to a new poll.
The survey from Morning Consult finds that Sanders’s support among people between the ages of 18 and 29 has dropped from 45 percent in March to 33 percent in May.
Sanders’s support with the youngest voters, who propelled his surprising challenge to then-Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in 2016, has steadily declined in the poll since topping out at 46 percent in late February.
Overall, former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a big lead over the Democratic field, coming in at 39 percent support among Democratic primary voters polled, followed by Sanders at 19 percent and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) at 8 percent each. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 6 percent and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is at 5 percent.
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw provided an explanation for this:
Maybe because my generation realizes Sanders’ policies are a false promise backed by impossible federal spending levels… 🤔
Can’t buy off young people with “free” everything. We know better. https://t.co/b423mxLUWf
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 14, 2019
Here are some other Twitter responses via Twitchy:
Kids need an honest education, not platitudes from a democrat who can’t back up anything he says with anything coherent.
— whatshisname (@avalanche96) May 14, 2019
Sanders popularity in 2016 was that he was not Hillary.
— Michael E Embry (@miembry) May 14, 2019
And he sure as heck doesn't have the support of older working voters who were expected to pay for all that free stuff. Good riddance!
— Mike Smith (@m_smitty2) May 14, 2019
He only shows up when it’s time to campaign for president, otherwise totally ineffective as a Senator
— Beth Dexter (@bethrocketcity1) May 14, 2019
Those are all excellent points.