April 14: CBS and Fox release new matchups.
• Sanders undefeated 6-0 against GOP.
• Sanders outperforms Clinton by nearly 10 points (avg).
• Clinton weak: loses twice to Kasich, virtually ties with Cruz.
Data source: RealClearPolitics.com
April 14, 2016 — In the CBS News national voter survey released today, Clinton holds a 6-point edge over Sanders for the Democratic nomination. However, this poll's margin of error is... 6 points.
A similar survey by Fox News, also released today, shows Clinton in a statistical dead heat with Sanders. She edges him by 2 points — but the margin of error is 4.5 points.
From there, the news gets worse for Clinton.
In a related poll released the same day, CBS News queried voters about November matchups.
• Against Trump, Sanders outperformed Clinton by 7 points.
• Against Cruz, Sanders performed 9 points better than Clinton.
• Against Kasich, Sanders again outperformed Clinton, this time by 11 points.
That's not the whole story. In one of the Cruz matchups, Clinton edged out God's gift to Texas Christians by only 3 points, same as this survey's margin of error. It means Clinton managed only a virtual dead heat against Cruz.
Sanders, however, trounced Cruz in this poll by 12 points.
In the same poll, Clinton LOSES to Kasich by 6 points. Sanders beats him by 5 points.
FOX NEWS — POLL RELEASED 4/14/16
Fox's matchups released today paint a similar picture — except here, Clinton loses to Kasich by 9 points. (Sanders again beats him.)
Clinton edges Cruz by just 1 point. Margin of error? 3 points. Another statistical tie for Clinton.
WHAT IT MEANS
Danger for Dems: the Clinton electability meme is a fantasy Democrats can no longer afford. Sanders consistently proves himself the strongest candidate against all GOP contenders. Meanwhile dozens of March-April matchups vs the GOP prove Clinton to be a liability.
If primary voters are foolhardy enough to nominate Clinton, Democrats could be in serious trouble against Cruz or Kasich in November.
Conclusion: Sanders is by far the only safe bet against the GOP.
Well-meaning primary voters can breathe a sigh of relief: they don't have to hold their nose and vote for Clinton. They can vote for Sanders with a clear conscience — secure in knowing he is not only the best candidate, but the most electable one as well.
It makes today a good day for voters of conscience, for Sanders, and for America.