It was our highest-vote total poll yet, 59,999 votes tallied. After trailing Elizabeth Warren most of the day, a late surge from supporters pushed Bernie over the top, barely. But those trendlines don’t bode well for him.
Sanders’s slide from 40% a month ago, to just 26% today is dramatic. At a time when the total number of votes is skyrocketing, his own raw vote totals are collapsing. He had 15,736 votes yesterday. Two weeks ago, he got 18,263 votes. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren has doubled her vote percentage in the last month. April 15 she got 4,094 votes, yesterday she got 14,904. And she doesn’t have a well-established online network pushing people to the poll, nor has she grown by virtue of a viral moment or two. Rather, she’s just pumping out substance.
Pete Buttigieg is the opposite of Warren. He doesn’t even have an issues page on his website. Still. So it’s not surprising to see him keep dropping. But I admit it—even 9% is pretty impressive given his … lack of credentials.