Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders opened up a double-digit lead in new national polling Wednesday; raising serious questions over the candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Bernie Sanders has surged to a double-digit lead over his rivals in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new poll published Wednesday has found,” reports Yahoo News. “The Post said Sanders — at 32 percent support, up from 23 last month — is climbing on the strength of strong performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Biden stood at 16 percent support in this survey of voter preference.”
“Third place in the poll went to former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg at 14 percent, followed by progressive Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent,” adds the website.
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BACK IN THE U.S.S.R! Bernie Sanders Calls for ‘National Rent Control’ for Apartments Across the USA
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders surprised users on social media Monday; posting a bizarre tweet claiming the United States needs “national rent control” to regulate the cost of apartments across the country.
“This is a crisis. We need national rent control,” wrote Sanders on social media.
This is a crisis. We need national rent control. https://t.co/e1M46veUm9
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 19, 2020
Sanders is now tied with former Vice President Joe Biden in the latest national polls; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown between the two top Democrats ahead of the Iowa Caucus.
“The online poll, released Thursday, shows that 20% of registered Democrats and independents said they would back Sanders over 11 other candidates to run in the general election against President Donald Trump, an increase of 2 percentage points from a similar poll that ran last week,” reports Reuters. “Another 19% supported Biden, 12% said they would vote for Senator Elizabeth Warren, 9% backed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 6% said they would support Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.”
“The poll also shows that about one in five potential primary voters remain undecided. And among those who have picked, nearly two out of three say they are open to changing their minds,” adds the website. “Sanders, an independent who built a national network of fervent supporters while running for the party’s nomination in 2016, has consistently ranked among the most popular candidates since he entered the race.”
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BERNIE’S LESSON: Amazon Cuts Bonuses, Stock Options After Minimum Wage Hike
Online retail giant Amazon is cutting back on bonuses and other stock options for its warehouse workers after it raised its minimum wage for all employees to at least $15 an hour; a sharp rebuke of Sen. Bernie Sanders public crusade against one of the nation’s largest corporations.
According to Bloomberg, “Warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant in the U.S. were eligible in the past for monthly bonuses that could total hundreds of dollars per month as well as stock awards, said two people familiar with Amazon’s pay policies. The company informed those employees Wednesday that it’s eliminating both of those compensation categories to help pay for the raises.”
The revised payment scheme may actually result in “less wages” for certain workers.
“Because it’s no longer incentive-based, the compensation will be more immediate and predictable,” Amazon said.
The announcement comes just weeks after Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his full-fledged campaign against the one of the nation’s largest companies; unveiling new legislation that would impose a stiff tax for government benefits received by full-time employees.
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