February 20, 2016 at 10:47AM on Facebook
“Many self-identified ‘moderates’ are not sober Beltway centrists but in fact ‘cross-pressured’ by a mix of strong liberal and conservative beliefs.
The unstable and multidimensional identity of the “moderate” voter helps explain why Sanders’s own polling numbers have regularly confounded the prejudices of pundits. In New Hampshire, for instance, where experts repeatedly stressed his strength with ‘liberals,’ Sanders actually did even better with ‘moderate/conservative’ voters.
It might also help explain why Sanders polls well in places like Nevada and Alaska — states not known as liberal bastions, but home to a large number of independent voters.”
A well-argued piece.
Why Bernie Can Win | Jacobin