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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Proof That The Bay Area Has a Massive Crush on Bernie Sanders

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM

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The weather isn't the only thing that's hot in San Francisco this week. So is Bernie Sanders.

According to the Washington Post, Sanders’ campaign sent out an email earlier this month urging fellow socialists patriots to host organizing meetings across the country on July 29. (These meetings are basically campaign jamborees where "people hang out and get excited about Bernie.") The idea was to whip up a Sanders frenzy in Iowa, ahead of the February 1 caucus there that officially kicks off the presidential horse race.

The only issue, as the Post pointed out, is that there are more Sanders events planned in and around San Francisco than in the entire state of Iowa. Fifty Sanders ragers are slated for Iowa's 3.1 million people, while 62 are slated for the Bay Area's 1.9 million people.

Why the disparity? The Post suggests that there are just more Democrats in the Bay Area (and perhaps they party harder). 

As MSNBC reported on Monday, Iowa voters aren't too keen on any of the Democratic candidates, except Sanders. Among voters polled in the state, only 27 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Sanders. And, because you're going to ask, 56 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Hillary.

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