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Bernie Sanders is electable, just not for the usual reasons

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Bernie Sanders is ahead of every Republican in a new CNN poll, beating Donald Trump by 20 points.
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Bernie Sanders within striking distance in New Hampshire

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Sanders is picking up momentum in his home state’s next-door neighbor.
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Pew: Christian share of America declining sharply, “unaffiliated” is fastest-growing group

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America is more religiously diverse than ever.
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The presidential turnoff that The Wall Street Journal forgot to ask about

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In asking about voters’ political turn-offs, a recent survey left off the biggest political aversion of all.
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Washington Post poll: Filibuster-proof supermajority of Americans support marriage equality

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If marriage equality were a bill in the Senate, it would break a GOP filibuster. That’s a big deal.
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Social media survey: Dems, women face most online harassment

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A new poll shows that Democrats, and women, report being harassed more on social media than GOP ers or men.
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Only 8% of Republicans say contraceptive use is “morally unacceptable”

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PEW found Republicans and Democrats both oppose adultery, while GOP opposed being gay by only a slight majority.
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79% of doctors support gay parenting in poll

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In a poll among doctors who tend to skew conservative, four out of five supported gay parenting.
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Fewer than half of Republicans believe in evolution, and the number is shrinking

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Republicans are actually devolving on evolution.
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One chart shows how badly the GOP hurt itself

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In the generic congressional poll, Democrats have soared in the past few months, while the GOP remains stagnant.
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Govt. shutdown poll: Independents favor, and moving towards, Dems

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Independent voters 71-23 disapprove of Republicans, and 63-31 disapprove of Democrats.
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Poll: People hate Obamacare, but they hate defunding it even more

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GOP econ-terrorists in Congress are talking about forcing a US debt default in order to defund Obamacare.
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Poll: NSA leak served public interest, but prosecute Snowden anyway

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Young people are the only age group to oppose prosecution, with 44% in favor, 50% opposed.
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