Poll Context: Joel Benenson, chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, gave his reason for his boss avoiding a debate with Bernie Sanders before the April 19 New York primary: Sanders is just too mean. He said,
“This is a man who said he’d never run a negative ad ever. He’s now running them. They’re planning to run more.” On CNN he said, “Let’s see the tone of the campaign he wants to run before we get to any other questions.”
Is Hillary just too weak to handle an aggressive debate?