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      JonLP
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      Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and businessman Andrew Yang are outpolling some better-known Washington insiders, highlighting the ongoing desire for outsider and insurgent candidates in national politics.

      The past two surveys of New Hampshire show Gabbard and Yang catching, and in some cases surpassing, bigger names such as Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

      Democrats are taking notice and beginning to whisper about how Gabbard and Yang — who are combining to pull 10 percent support in New Hampshire — could play spoiler for one or more of the top-tier candidates in the Granite State.

      New Hampshire is known for its fierce independent streak, potentially presenting a new challenge for Sanders in his quest to lock down support from the independents and young voters who are giving Yang a look.

      It could also cut into votes for Biden, who will need to perform well among moderate and conservative Democrats, some of whom are at least considering Gabbard.

      “It just adds to the unpredictable nature of the primary here,” said one unaffiliated New Hampshire Democratic strategist.

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/470125-outsider-candidates-out-poll-insider-candidates

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      Snort McDork
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      Scamala increased her standing to 1% in Iowa/NH according to Rising.

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      Voltairine
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      This is bollocks:

      “It could also cut into votes for Biden, who will need to perform well among moderate and conservative Democrats, some of whom are at least considering Gabbard.”

      “Moderate and conservative Democrats” aka “mainstream” aka Hillbots hate Gabbard most. The mistake originates from here:

      Gabbard, a military veteran, also pulls 9 percent support from self-described conservative or moderate Democrats, potentially cutting into support for Biden and Buttigieg, who are fighting for votes in the centrist lane of the primary.

      The Quinnepeg poll self-description of political philosophy (very liberal – somewhat liberal – moderate/conservative) was not limited to retistered Democrats, but all voters in open primary state. Party registration (Democrat / Indpendent) was different self-description. In the poll Gabbard was way more popular among independents that dems.

       

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      • #223430
        JonLP
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        This is a New Hampshire only article so I don’t know the political climate there. I know some conservatives are under the impression she is the most moderate and the rest of the candidates think the rest of the field is too far left when Biden, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, etc are more conservative than Gabbard.

        Sanders in 2016 did well with Conservative Democrats and actually still does a little well with them those were the ones that mostly voted for Trump instead of Clintons rather than Progressives voting third party as most progressives that voted for Sanders also voted for Hillary Clinton in the GE (I regret my vote).

        • #223494
          Voltairine
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          Gabbard can very well be considered moderate in the sense that her tone is non-partisan unifier, not partisan divider. On issues she’s radical progressive, opposite of “moderate” corporate dem. TDS and outrage culture prefers firebrand style candidates (which Warren is trying to imitate), Tulsi supporters love her for her Aloha approach, which is very clear in her town hall meetings in New Hampshire. Tulsi scores high also in leadership quality, telling that people perceive uniters better leaders than dividers.

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          • #223496
            JonLP
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            I support candidates based on policy. I think Sanders has the best overall policy while Tulsi lacks in some areas regarding domestic policies she has strong foreign policy. I’m not sure what outrage culture is — I remember Bill O’Reilly boycotting France & Dixie Chicks over Iraq war Pepsi over Ludacris, conservatives outraged over happy holidays when the last thing that outraged me was when Hillary Clinton implied Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset. I wish I could vote for a progressive on the Democratic ticket.

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