Fading presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made his final pitch to voters in Michigan ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal primary; calling for “worker ownership” of corporations while vowing to fight “obscene inequality.”
“The richest 1% of America’s families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years. We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need: Fair trade, not corporate trade. $15 minimum wage. Strong unions and worker ownership. Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations,” Sanders posted on social media.
The richest 1% of America's families took in 48% of all income growth over the last 25 years.
We must reverse this obscene inequality. We need:
✅Fair trade, not corporate trade
✅$15 minimum wage
✅Strong unions and worker ownership
✅Taxes—not handouts—for huge corporations
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 9, 2020
Biden opened-up an impressive 24-point lead over Bernie Sanders just one day before the Michigan primary; a state that could help resurrect the far-left Senator’s fading presidential campaign or seal his fate.
“If Biden’s 51%-27% lead in the poll, done by EPIC-MRA for the Free Press and its media partners, holds, it would guarantee him a signature victory in Michigan — a battleground state that helped President Donald Trump win the White House four years ago. It could also starve Sanders’ formerly front-running campaign of delegates needed for the nomination and call into question how long his effort can remain viable,” reports the Detroit Free Press.
“But the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, shows he may have a lot of ground to make up in a hurry. It shows a candidate who is not doing as well with younger voters or voters outside metro Detroit as he did in 2016, when his campaign was riding a sudden wave of energy and enthusiasm. It also shows a lot of late-breaking support for Biden as other candidates — former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — got out of the race and endorsed him,” adds the website.
The poll comes just days after Michigan’s Governor publicly backed Joe Biden for President.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday; a serious blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders just days before voters in that state head to the polls.
“Working families in Michigan need a president who will show up and fight for them, and Joe Biden has proven time and again that he has our backs,” she said in a statement. “Michiganders have grit. We’re tough. We know what it’s like to be overlooked and counted out. And we know that when you get knocked down, you pick yourself up and get back to work. Joe Biden has been right there with us in the tough fights.”
“Joe Biden is the candidate we need to defeat Donald Trump in November. He’s always had our backs. Now, I’m proud to have his,” she added.