Has the Bernie Sanders revolution lost momentum?
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Has the Bernie Sanders revolution lost momentum?

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In 2017, Bernie Sanders was the most popular politician in America, but a recent New Hampshire poll revealed his support there has plummeted. Sanders critics say his sympathy for Trump voters, tone deafness on racial issues and lingering questions about his unreleased tax returns reveal he’s not a savior or even a saint. But millions of his fans say he's the only candidate with true integrity, and that he can reach out to all Americans and win in 2020. Is the bloom off the Sanders rose? 👴🏻🌹

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Sanders secured 60 percent of the New Hampshire Democratic primary vote in 2016. But a new poll shows him retaining less than half of that support two years later. In a state that should be a stronghold for him, he's now running a distant third place behind Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.

In the poll, Warren leads the pack with 26%, followed by Biden with 20% and Sanders a distant third with just 13%.

But Sanders supporters say this poll was just celebrated because of hate from Hillary fans. It's one poll, in one tiny state. 

Sanders' critics say this drop in support proves the Vermont senator was never fully vetted in 2016. The more people see of him, the less they like him. And if he's so popular, how come all the candidates he endorses lose?

Many voters of color say he still doesn't get that economic justice won't fix structural racism.

Others say the Democrats are so spineless and corrupt that we need a completely new paradigm, one led by Bernie. Voters are sick of the corporate parties, and say there's little difference between them. 

Sanders himself has said real change takes time. You can't discount a movement because it doesn't achieve all its goals in two years. He and the progressives who follow him are in this for the long haul.

I think that in a couple of years we have come a very long way... So look, you don’t change the world overnight. But I think it is very clear that ideologically and from a grassroots perspective, the momentum is with us.
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