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Faltering support for Bernie Sanders reflects strength of Trump economy

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Sanders is the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination in a far more crowded field. But the underlying numbers suggest that Mr. Sanders already has lost an alarming amount of support over the past four years. It is never wise to venture into the minds of your average Bernie Sanders voter, but the most obvious answer is very simple: the economy. In the three-plus years since Mr. Trump got elected, the economy has roared to life on all the very simple prescriptions he campaigned on and has successfully enacted despite the non-stop impeachment parade. Lower taxes, gutting regulations and scrapping bad trade deals have paid enormous dividends already.