2020-03-05 16:16:27

How Joe Biden Surprised On Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday saw Joe Biden become a new lead in the Democratic Party's primary. How did he do it? Thom Hartmann discusses the mix of political and personal reasons voters picked Joe Biden.

First, ‪the Virginia open primary numbers showing huge turnout suggest that many Republicans and independents, sickened by Trump but unwilling to vote for Bernie showed up in open primary states and voted for Biden. They may have done that in hopes that they can vote for a moderate beat Trump in the general.‬

Second, Jim Clyburn’s all-in embrace of Joe Biden had a huge impact that echoed across the African-American community nationwide, which can be seen in the exit survey poll results in states way beyond South Carolina.

Third, Joe Biden had almost wall-to-wall positive coverage, and Bernie got a lot of negative coverage after his Cuba remark, on cable television and in major national newspapers for the previous week.

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