Fox Information Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt stated Wednesday that whereas President Trump’s campaign is worried about the opportunity of “wild card” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., profitable the Democratic nomination, such an occasion would probably result in a “wipe-out” for suburban Democrats in November.
Stirewalt reacted to a Politico report that the president’s re-election crew is huddling with a game plan to counter Sanders with simply 5 days to go earlier than the Iowa caucuses, the primary contest within the presidential nominating calendar.
Stirewalt informed “America’s Newsroom” host Sandra Smith that the Democratic race is beginning to shake out after being in “theoretical mode for a very long time.”
“Individuals are dialing in now — late — and it is clear you’ve got obtained two standard-bearers, proper?” Stirewalt requested. “You have obtained Joe Biden for the average wing of the Democratic Social gathering and you have Bernie Sanders for the socialist, progressive wing of the Democratic Social gathering. And, it is clear that they’re the fellows in what appears now to be a two-man race.”
A brand new Quinnipiac University national poll of Democratic voters and leaners reveals Biden main Sanders by simply 5 proportion factors with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in third place, six proportion factors behind Sanders.
Stirewalt informed Smith that typically the pursuits of a presidential candidate and the curiosity of their occasion diverge and this “that is a kind of circumstances.”
“If I used to be Donald Trump, I might most likely … be a bit extra involved in a manner about Bernie Sanders as a result of he’s a wild card. And, he’s interesting to the identical voters who hate the institution, who’re indignant, who don’t love huge enterprise, who don’t love the federal government — all types of stuff with the identical, kind of, working-class white voters,” he warned. “There’s a bizarre similarity there that would make issues more difficult.”
“However in case you’re a Republican,” Stirewalt added, “the prospect of operating in opposition to Bernie Sanders is strictly what you need as a result of Bernie Sanders means ‘wipe-out’ for Democrats within the suburbs. It means destruction for Democrats within the House districts and Senate races the place they have been making positive aspects with extra prosperous, college-educated, white voters within the suburbs.”