Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president is starting to fall apart.
After peaking shortly after he announced, the campaign has flatlined.
And now it looks like he’s on the downward swing as this major poll shows Sanders is in serious trouble.
Bernie Sanders launched his campaign for president earlier this year with the usual fanfare of any socialist seeking the Democratic nomination.
Yet while Sanders’ rollout was considered strong, his campaign has since started to fall apart.
Sanders landed himself in major legal trouble when his campaign hired an illegal immigrant to serve in a major communications role.
That illegal immigrant was also caught posting extremely anti-Semitic views on social media, just to make things even worse for Sanders’ campaign.
But now, Sanders is facing his toughest challenge yet, figuring out how to actually win the Democratic nomination.
His path to being the nominee is very complex, and it requires everything to go right.
And so far, things have only gone wrong.
With Joe Biden on the verge of jumping into the presidential race himself, it seems clear that Biden poses the biggest threat to Sanders.
And this major poll only confirms that fact.
Breitbart reports, “Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Sen. Bernie Sanders by 19 points in a 2020 primary poll of Pennsylvania.”
Pennsylvania is a key prize for all the Democrats running in 2020.
And in the general election, it will play an even greater role as President Trump managed to secure his 270th electoral vote from the state in 2016, guaranteeing him the presidency against Hillary Clinton.
Whoever wins Pennsylvania in 2020 could more than likely win the whole election.
Yet Sanders is getting crushed in the state by Joe Biden.
The Emerson College poll, conducted just this past month, shows Sanders badly trailing Biden, 20% to 39%.
While Sanders has solid leads among young voters, who are often the most socialist-leaning in the Democratic Party, he’s getting blown to bits by Biden among other demographics.
The poll results are devastating news to Sanders, who needs to have strong showings in major states like Pennsylvania in order to win the Democratic nomination.
But if he can’t compete in this state, his path to victory becomes much smaller.
Biden’s strong showing in the state could be because he was born in Pennsylvania, and represented neighboring Delaware in the U.S. Senate for decades before becoming Vice President.
But Sanders’s message should resonate with the state’s Democratic voters, and yet it isn’t.
While Sanders still has time to turn these numbers around, it’s not a great start.
The winner of major states like Pennsylvania will likely go on to face President Trump in the fall.
And right now, it seems pretty likely that it won’t be Bernie Sanders.
This poll is almost certainly going to help convince Joe Biden to get in the race, which he has yet to formally do.
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