New PPP Poll Shows Sanders and Clinton Supporters Voting on Candidates Willingness to Challenge Corporate Power, Tackle Income Inequality, Protect Social Security
In a final poll of Iowans who plan to caucus for a Democrat completed over the weekend by PPP, and commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, voters say they are driven strongly by economic populism in their final voting decisions.
“During candidates’ closing statements last night, both Clinton and Sanders competed to embrace the mantle of economic populism, talking about the ‘rigged system,’” said Adam Green, PCCC co-founder, who is on the ground in Iowa for the Caucuses.
“Our new poll shows tapping into the growing economic populist tide in America is a winning strategy. A huge majority of Iowans are basing their vote tonight on candidates’ willingness to tackle income inequality, corporate power, and other powerful interests.
“That’s why Democratic candidates for president are marching in an economic populist direction — competing to sound bolder on ideas like Wall Street reform, jailing bankers who broke the law, and other ‘Warren Wing’ progressive priorities. No matter who wins the caucus, they will need a strong progressive platform to continue to win over Democratic voters for the nomination and win in November.”
PPP Poll Takeaways: Of Iowans who plan to caucus tonight for Democrats…
73% say “a candidate’s willingness to strongly challenge powerful interests” is “very important” in how they vote.
Including 69% of Clinton voters and 87% of Sanders voters;
76% say “a candidate’s willingness to challenge corporate power and take strong economic populist positions” is “very important” in how they vote.
Including 62% of Clinton voters and 86% of Sanders voters;
73% say “a candidate’s commitment to addressing income inequality” is “very important” in how they vote.
Including 71% of Clinton voters, and 79% of Sanders voters.
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