Bernie Sanders to campaign in Raleigh Friday

Posted March 10
Updated March 11

— Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Raleigh on Friday morning, his campaign announced.

Admission is free, on a first-come, first-served basis for the "Future to Believe In Rally" to be held downtown at Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 10 a.m., and Sanders is expected to speak around noon.

WRAL News poll: Primary 2016

A WRAL News poll conducted over the past weekend shows Sanders trailing his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, by a wide margin. Clinton will campaign in Durham Thursday afternoon.

Of 1,555 likely voters surveyed statewide, Clinton holds a commanding lead of 57 percent to 34 percent among likely Democratic voters. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

Sanders' strengths in North Carolina are similar to those reported based on polling elsewhere – with younger voters and with independent voters who tend to favor a Democrat.

He holds a 64-34 percent advantage over Clinton among voters ages 18 to 34 in the WRAL News poll. Once voters hit age 35, however, the polling clearly favors Clinton, with anywhere from 18- to 51-point margins in her favor.

Sanders also holds a distinct advantage among the relatively small number of Latinos surveyed.


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  • Sam Adams Mar 11, 2016
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    And Hillary tells the truth? Seriously? Hillary belongs in Prison, not that WH.

  • Tony Spicchiali Mar 11, 2016
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    where da free stuff at?

  • Barry Smith Mar 11, 2016
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    Here's what you anti Bernie people don't seem to grasp. For an average family making 65k a year, you're giving over 4k a year to corporate welfare and a few hundred at MOST to social programs. All Bernie wants to do is reverse that, so that we're putting existing funds where they can have an impact with the REAL problems we have, poor education and poverty that leads directly to crime statistics.

    You're ALREADY paying these taxes and the majority of what you pay subsidies corporations instead of programs that clearly have a positive impact on our future.

  • Dirk Snedly Mar 11, 2016
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    Listening to this fanatic, he is either delusional or deeply dishonest or both. He is lying as he moves his lips. Brazen, shameless.

  • Fred Blassy Mar 11, 2016
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    Working people hide your wallets!

  • Merideth Page Mar 11, 2016
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    Naive... VERY Naive or extremely greedy and selfish to want to rob from the fruits of someone else's labor. There are plenty of countries drowning from failed Socialist governments. Move to one of them and leave the USA alone. We love our lives, liberties and the pursuit of our freedom.

  • Matt Nickeson Mar 11, 2016
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    Your ad hominem attack is very informative and unfortunate. Luckily the half of my brain that is still present contains my knowledge of basic economics and history. But I guess having an opinion different from yours just means that I am ignorant and my points invalid regardless of anything that I could possibly pose as a rebuttal.

  • Chad Johnson Mar 10, 2016
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    Will there be free stuff?

  • Steve Moore Mar 10, 2016
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    Santa Claus is coming to town !!

  • Shane Taylor Mar 10, 2016
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    He needs to go to the poorer areas to sell his "Free lifestyle" to the poor. Not where there are well off people that know he is going to redistribute their earnings...