Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Chart That Clearly Explains Why Hillary Beat Bernie Fair and Square

Hillary vs Bernie (Jan 20-June 5)

Have you noticed your Facebook and/or Twitter feed erupting with post-June 7th conspiracy theories about why Hillary really won the Democratic nomination...if her historic win is even acknowledged at all? I sure have, and it seems like the excuses for Bernie's defeat aren't going away anytime soon. These include, but certainly aren't limited to: voter suppression or outright fraud across dozens of states, manipulation by the mass media, meddling Super PACs, Debbie Wasserman Schultz's black magic, and of course "superdelegates liked her first!".

Enough! It's time to push back with some very simple truth in chart form.

The graphic above (via RealClearPolitics) shows the national polling averages for Clinton and Sanders starting just before the Iowa caucuses and going all the way to the eve of the final contests. And one thing is immediately obvious: Hillary never lost her lead. Sure, it got pretty close for a little while thanks to that damn bird, but by that point Clinton's pledged delegate lead was already virtually insurmountable and she bounced back shortly thereafter anyway.

If that's not enough and you'd like to see another chart that averages in even more national polls taken while people have been voting, check out this smoother and less exciting graphic from HuffPost:

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Even if the truth isn't easy for everyone to face right now, it's far better than going deeper down the rabbit hole of flimsy excuses and scary conspiracies. The truth also has the benefit of being extremely logical, relatively uncomplicated and completely non-menacing.

Hillary Clinton always led Bernie Sanders in the national polling averages, usually by a solid margins...and sure enough, she ended up with more votes in the end. Over three and a half million more, to be exact.

4 comments:

  1. it's fact based, evidence based, like our candidate and the guy who today endorsed her and his press secretary mentioned Michelle agrees with him, fired up and ready to go.

    So cool, a 2008 dream for 2016 come true, he's with her,

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  2. Theres no conspiracy; the superdelegates literally threw their support in the media from the start. The media literally declared clinton the winner before california could even vote. Provisional ballots were literally given to NPP voters in mass, and wait to be actually counted. What you got here is a rhetorical article about CIRCULAR REASONING. Clinton's media advantage and voter suppression tactics are fake because the results of these tactics show she won without media advantage and voter suppression? Nothing surprising about the use of fallacies and manipulation; its what weve been seeing from the clintons for decades. Check this nonsense out:
    http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/clinton-appointed-judge-dismisses-rico-case-against-clintons

    Sanders' campaign: "lets fight corruption in politics! The system is clearly rigged in clinton's favor"
    Clinton's campaign: "Im a corrupt politician and you cant fight me! its my turnnnn!!!"

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    1. Sanders was fairly and soundly defeated by a far better and more qualified candidate.
      Sanders promised to run a clean campaign, a promise which lasted as long as his 'progressive' credibility once Hillary Clinton began to outstrip him in both the popular vote and in pledged delegates.
      Hubris and ego were the hallmarks of Sanders campaign instead of credible plans and policy as he deluded himself he could actually bluff and bully his way to the nomination in spite of the will of voters.
      You should take your sour grapes and shove off.








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    2. Sanders was fairly and soundly defeated by a far better and more qualified candidate.
      Sanders promised to run a clean campaign, a promise which lasted as long as his 'progressive' credibility once Hillary Clinton began to outstrip him in both the popular vote and in pledged delegates.
      Hubris and ego were the hallmarks of Sanders campaign instead of credible plans and policy as he deluded himself he could actually bluff and bully his way to the nomination in spite of the will of voters.
      You should take your sour grapes and shove off.








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