The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that the most recent Wisconsin polls, taken Wednesday, March 30, 2016, are in and have Bernie Sanders ahead with a slight edge. The Marquette University Law School issued the most recent poll, which shows Sanders’ numbers around 49 percent and a four-point lead over his rival, Hillary Clinton.
However, with the momentum still rolling in from the recent Easter weekend Sanders sweep, the candidate’s campaign is pleased with the new poll results and also confidently looking forward to the primary election Tuesday, April 4.
During the events in Madison, the senator had been very vocal about Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who in 2012 was blitzed by both the Democratic Party and protesters around the state pushing for a Walker recall.
Sanders has been especially loud at his rallies in Wisconsin about the new voting laws that were passed which created difficulties for Democratic voters. The Vermont senator has raised crowds in the thousands during the past four days in the college town. One student in Madison said that the city sees Senator Sanders as a “rock star” and “his events are proof.”
A student from the University of Wisconsin, who is a barista in a local coffee shop in the heart of downtown and was a canvasser on the “Recall Walker” campaign, said, “Walking down State Street without seeing Bernie attire is nearly impossible.” She also said that the liberal student camaraderie is like nothing she has seen in years at the University. “I’ve never seen, or even heard of anything like this – a student-body taking such a united stand. It’s rad.”
By T. Aaron DeGeorge
Edited by Cathy Milne
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Interviewees: Drew Cunniff, via phone & Anonymous, via phone
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