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Old 06-24-2019, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherrerd View Post
... Even the debates, this week, will be illuminating. We'll hear the clues in the language of the candidates---and what's picked up by the social media will tell us what's resonating.
Only copying the portion I disagree with. What gets picked up on social media is nowhere near as good of a barometer of what is resonating overall as many within social media and of the pundit class credit it with.

Remember the social media explosion over the Biden's unwanted too friendly to the person touch? Enough on social media that the thread here was asking if his campaign was over before it began. Actual impact, actual amount it resonated with the voting public? Not so much. Obviously.

Right now he has the Make-A-Deal rejection of Us-versus-Them lane pretty much all alone. Booker had I think started out trying to inhabit it as well but Biden sucked all the oxygen out of that space so he is trying, so far without much success, to find another branding message. So long as there are several staying in playing hard the othering populist play he can prevail even if the Us-versus-Them fans are more numerous, as they'll split them. And by polling they are not.
Originally Posted by Morning Consult
78% of Democratic voters said they prefer a candidate who can heal the division in the country.

15% want someone who will fight back, break the rules and move the country in a different direction.

When asked to choose between two stances, nearly 4 in 5 Democrats in the latest poll, conducted March 1-3 among 1,993 registered voters, said they felt the party needed to nominate a candidate who can heal the division in our country by bringing people with different views together to make compromise. By comparison, 15 percent said they thought Democrats need a candidate who will fight back and is willing to break the rules to move the country in a different direction.
You wouldn't think it by reading social media or by listening to most candidates branding messages though.