I would really like to see the fundraising results from each of the other campaigns for the two days of the debates. Sanders totals for the two nights were:
- $2 million dollars
- 100,000+ donors
- 25% first time donors
If any of the other campaigns beat him, they’d be blasting it all over the news.
No one did better.
There’s a question of self-selection, but this can reasonably be regarded as the largest poll yet of engaged voters. Folks paying attention already.
The New York Times aggregated donation data from all the campaigns and mapped it by zip code. They only had the geographic data available for donations $200 and over. Sanders has 746,000 donors in that category, nearly double Warren’s 421,000, more than nearly triple Harris’s 277,000 or Biden’s 256,000 (data as of June 30th).
Sanders blue dominates the map. So much so that the Times had to make a second map without Sanders just so the other candidates would show up in more than their core territories. In the vast majority of zip codes, Sanders is first in fundraising. In the few cases where he’s not first, he’s second. And in the very few cases where he’s not second, he’s third.
There are literally only a handful of zip codes across the entire country where Sanders isn’t first, second, or third in fundraising. I’ll emphasize again, this map only shows donations over $200 dollars. Sanders has a total donor base of over 2,250,000 when you count the $1 and $10 and $27 dollar donors.
I looked at the areas where each candidate has the most strength. The heart of their base. In each case, with vanishingly few exceptions, Sanders comes in second or third. In most cases, Warren takes second or third when Sanders doesn’t. Play around with the map if you have any doubt.
Here’s the map with Sanders taken out.
Warren green dominates. The two most successful fundraisers in terms of breadth and depth of support are Sanders and Warren.
One in five Democrats have given to more than one candidate. 1 in 3 have given to Sanders.