MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign “screwed” themselves by limiting the number of primary debates.
“Yeah, you know what? It’s good that everybody ignored him so much and thought that he was just this crazy socialist that would go away,” Brzezinski said sarcastically as host Joe Scarborough explained how Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls.
“You know, it was really smart of the Clinton campaign, actually, and the DNC trying to try to control the election by making less debates,” she said later on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe.” (VIDEO: Hillary Dodges Question Of Whether Campaign Pressured DNC For Limited Debate Schedule)
“Good on you. You screwed yourself,” Brzezinski said.
[dcquiz] Citing a new Monmouth University poll, Scarborough said that nationwide, “Bernie Sanders now trailing Hillary Clinton by 15 points. She led by 33 points a month ago. But that comes as a new WMUR/CNN poll out of New Hampshire shows Bernie Sanders opening up a shocking, commanding 27-point lead over Clinton. He led by 10 points in this poll back in December. Clinton led by eight points just in June.”
“Thank God you controlled that debate thing because that really helped out,” Brzezinski chided the DNC. (VIDEO: Heilemann: DNC Chair Is Lying About Consulting With Vice Chairs On Number Of Debates)
According to the CNN/WMUR poll, Sanders has a 91 percent favorability rating among New Hampshire Democrats compared to Clinton’s 65 percent. Scarborough commented “since last year Sen. Sanders net favorable rating in New Hampshire has steadily improved while Secretary Clinton’s has eroded over the same period of time.”