The past couple of days, several news outlets have been reporting that Bernie Sanders is rapidly gaining strength in Iowa polls and in some of the polls he is only a couple points behind Clinton. However, none of the news outlets are explaining why.
I suggest that there are three main reasons why Sanders is gaining support and Clinton is losing support.
Scandals: It seems every other week we hear about more of Clinton’s emails being released that shows that she used her private email account and server to send sensitive and classified State Department emails. A recent report also showed that Clinton was warned about the dangers and legality of using her private email server for official business and she obviously ignored that advice, proving she has been lying all along.
Benghazi is another issue that has been resurfacing, with emails and correspondence indicating that she ignored repeated requests from Ambassador Stevens asking for more security months before the attack. Evidence has also been released indicating that help could have been sent at the first reports of the attack but the orders were intentionally not given. The advertising blitz for the movie 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is also bringing the Benghazi scandal back into the limelight.
All of these scandals are showing the American people that Hillary Clinton is a chronic pathological liar who cannot be trusted in anything.
Career Politics: A growing number of American liberals and conservatives alike are growing tired and distrusting of career politicians. That’s one of the main reasons that Donald Trump and Ben Carson have had the support they’ve enjoyed so far. Numerous polls clearly indicate that the American people have lost faith and trust in all of Washington politics, not just any one or two politicians or a specific political party. Hillary Clinton is viewed by a growing number of people as a key participant in the political system that they’ve grown to mistrust.
Ironically, Bernie Sanders is also a career politician, but he’s not been in the national spotlight like Clinton has. To many, he appears to be a newcomer and someone they’ve never heard of before and therefore he seems to be the only available alternative choice to Clinton.
Public Education: Bernie Sanders is an admitted socialist while Clinton is a closet socialist. For the past couple generations, the public school system has been indoctrinating kids with their socialist ideology and it just so happens that Sanders increased popularity is highest among voters under the age of 40. These are the very people that underwent the socialist brainwashing of the public education system in America.
It wasn’t that long ago that no admitted socialist would have a successful political career on the national level. But after a generation or two of voters who went through our socialist public school system, it’s now not only acceptable for a national politician to admit they are a socialist but in the under 40 years of age group of voters it may actually be preferred.
Add these three factors together and it may just provide enough reasons why Clinton’s support is waning and Sanders’ support is building, but it may be enough for one of the biggest political upsets in primary history.