• Ten-day tally of matchup polls: Sanders wins big, Clinton loses big.
• Sanders wins 11 against Trump, loses 1.
• Clinton wins 6 against Trump, loses 6.
Data source: RealClearPolitics.com
It's time for Dems, especially superdelegates, to switch to the winningest candidate against the GOP. That would be Sanders.
In the past ten days, 5/10 to today (5/19), pollsters have published results of a dozen "paired matchups" between Sanders and Trump and, in the same polls, between Clinton and Trump.
Sanders continues his strong performance against the GOP, winning more than 90 percent of the time — consistent with his aggregate results over the past 2-3 months.
Clinton is now doing even worse than her mediocre long-term performance against the GOP. In the past ten days she lost half the time, scoring 6 wins, 6 losses. 50-50, just like a coin toss.
That's why we now call the prematurely presumptive Dem nominee "Coin-Toss Clinton." But it's actually worse than it looks.
Voter surveys typically have a margin of error between 2% and 4%. Yet some matchups are won or lost by a single percentage point. Thus we sometimes take a second look at tallies, counting any 1-point margins as "virtual ties."
Recounting the past ten days, Sanders had 10 clear wins, 1 loss and 1 virtual tie in which he won a matchup by a single point.
Clinton had 4 clear wins plus 6 losses and 2 virtual ties. By this counting, Clinton failed to win a shocking two-thirds of her matchup polls against Trump — 'way below coin-toss territory.
Someone will have to explain why the Dems seem bent on nominating such a consistent loser when there's a winning candidate who has 30+ years of government leadership experience, acts like an adult, and holds consistent policy positions.
A word about those consistent positions: Sanders' positions don't flip every few years because (a) they're guided by his strong moral compass, b) they're backed by his integrity, and (c) Sanders relentlessly supports the public interest and justice for ordinary folks. These things don't change.
Is Sanders perfect? Of course not. But no one else comes remotely close to his quality as a leader.
That is why this no-nonsense 74-year-old guy attracts crowds of 10, 20, 30,000 people who go absolutely nuts for his authenticity and his commonsense public-interest policies — which they crave and cannot find in any other major candidate.