Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden opened up an impressive lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in Florida this week; with recent polls showing a near 50-point advantage for the former Vice President.
“Florida […] looks like it could be a near-catastrophe for Sanders. A poll from St. Pete Polls released Thursday morning gave Biden an enormous advantage of almost 50 points. In 2016, Sanders lost Florida to eventual nominee Hilary Clinton by more than 30 points,” reports The Hill.
Another survey has Biden at 61% in the Sunshine State, followed by Sanders at just 12%.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020
Pollsters blame Sanders’ poor performance on his recent comments praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Sanders stunned viewers across the country last month when he publicly praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro; saying he implemented a “massive literacy program” in the island-nation once he “came into office.”
Sanders was speaking with 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper when he was asked if he stood-by comments he made years earlier praising the socialist revolutionary.
“He educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society,” said Sanders decades ago.
Bernie Sanders on 60 Minutes praises aspects of Fidel Castro's Cuba:
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but it’s unfair to say everything’s bad. When Castro came into office you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program.” pic.twitter.com/7ltjZ86cIb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 24, 2020
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba. But you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad! When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders asked Cooper.
Watch Sanders’ stunning comments above.
COMRADE BERNIE: Sanders Says Fidel Castro’s Literacy Program ‘Not a Bad Thing!’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his praise of Cuba’s communist dictatorship during Tuesday night’s debate; saying Fidel Castro’s literacy programs were “not a bad thing!”
“Truth is truth. If somebody in Saudi Arabia, or any country in the world, teaches illiterate people to read, you’re going to tell me that’s a bad thing? It is not,” said Bernie.
“The way we are going to win in Florida -the reason I’m ahead of Trump- is to have the largest voter turnout in the history of this country… The truth is we have massive inequality, the truth is working people have not seen a wage increase in 45 years,” he added.
Lol Bernie after the debate defending his praise of Castro:
“Dictators can do good things!”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
MESSAGE TO BERNIE: Florida’s Cuban, Venezuelan Voters RIP Sanders Over Pro-Fidel Comments
Florida’s large Cuban and Venezuelan communities called-out Bernie Sanders this week after the far-left Senator praised dictator Fidel Castro’s literacy programs; failing to denounce the tens of thousands murdered following the communist revolution.
“For me, it’s very, very insulting and very sad that we are in a country, we left countries where we were running from or escaping from communism and the oppression of human rights violations, to come here and now be in a country where the front-runner for the Democratic nominee is a known communist sympathizer,” said Maria Fernandez Gomez, a voter with Cuban roots. “He has turned off all of the Cuban population in Miami and I would venture to say the Venezuelan population, Nicaraguan population, because of those comments that he has made.”
“My father was military age when he was getting ready to leave Cuba,” Gomez said. “They wouldn’t let him out. He was an anti-revolutionary and a political prisoner so this hits close to home for me.”
There are approximately 1.3 million Cubans residing in the state.
“I am a Cuban Democrat. I watched the interview with Bernie Sanders. I am not a supporter of his to begin with but that put the nail in the coffin for me. There is nothing good with the Castro regime,” said Raquel Robaina, a Cuban immigrant.
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Source: Fox News