PPP poll shift must be taken into account
The blog post below from Daily KOS was eye-opening for two reasons. When the new PPP poll came out most of the concentration was on Hillary Clinton’s drop in the poll. I heard many on news reports claim that the shift from Hillary was not a shift to Bernie Sanders. Secondly the speed of Bernie Sanders’ favorability increase in the black community was astounding.
Examining the cross tabs seem to tell a different story as indicated below.
The shift in the new PPP poll that no one is talking about.
Bernie’s favorability among African American voters increased dramatically over the course of one month: +17%.
Conversely, his unfavorables have dropped by 21%.
Again, this is over the course of one month.
I’m posting this diary merely to highlight a shift that I haven’t really seen discussed much, and I would encourage you to share it… and that’s all. Stay away from tone deaf explanations for, say, why his unfavorables were once at 40% or why a good chunk African American voters are still “not sure” even in the most recent poll. And do not use this as a cudgel against people of color who are still skeptical of Bernie.
If you support Bernie, just appreciate that this is progress and continue spreading knowledge of Bernie’s platform.
One of the commenters on the post observed another interesting tidbit. Satya1 posted the following.
It is also interesting how African American support for Clinton dropped 17% points with Sanders and “not sure” picking that up.
It’s just one poll folks and has the kind of improvement of results that needs corroboration, IMO. But it’s good for Sanders. (Yet note slight drop in %age points for Sanders among Hispanic voters.)
There is much to think about here. The traditional mainstream media conveniently forgot to interpret the PPP poll in an objective manner. The Bernie Sanders’ insurgency is real.