Billionaire Mike Bloomberg passed South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a new national poll published Tuesday; placing the former Big Apple boss among the top-tier candidates.
“Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg grew his nationwide support another 2 percentage points in the latest poll, bringing him to 12% just behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 14%. The billionaire has doubled his support among Democratic primary voters over the past month, and though he initially struggled with black voters, he has more than doubled support with them as well,” reports Morning Consult.
“Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota saw no significant increases in support following their joint endorsement by The New York Times on Jan. 19, both among the overall Democratic primary electorate and among the paper’s readers,” adds the pollster.
Read the full survey here.
BLOOMBERG BOOTED: Trump Campaign Bans Bloomberg Reporters from Future Events
President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign revoked the press credentials of reporters working for Bloomberg News Monday; citing the organization’s decision to investigate the White House while ignoring their owner.
“Bloomberg News announced last week that it wouldn’t investigate its namesake owner, Mike Bloomberg, while he runs for president, or any other Democratic presidential candidate for that matter, but would continue to investigate President Trump,” reports Fox News.
“The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,” campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote in a statement. “Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump.”
“Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events,” Parscale wrote. “We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.”
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News
BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN: Donald Trump on ‘Path to Victory’ in 2020 Election
Recently announced Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign explained their decision to jump into the 2020 General Election this week; saying Donald Trump is currently on a “path to victory” next November.
“Mike is getting in this race because he thinks that Donald Trump is an existential crisis and he thinks he’s on a path to victory and he’s getting in to alter that dynamic,” campaign manager Kevin Sheekey told CNN.
2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager on their strategy to win the Democratic primary: “We’re going to talk to everyone in the country at once and we’re particularly going to overtalk to those people who need to vote in those swing states.” https://t.co/5szyaN1tjA pic.twitter.com/0ynoDbbQIN
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) November 25, 2019
“That’s the whole general election. And right now Donald Trump is winning, he is winning that election. It’s very tough for people who live in New York or California to understand that, but that is what’s happening,” Sheekey said.
Watch Sheekey’s comments above.
Source: The Hill