Friday, June 30, 2017

40% Of Dems Think Sanders Will be The 2020 Nominee

This chart was made from information in a new Rasmussen Poll -- done on June 26th and 27th of a random national sample of 1,000 likely voters, with a 3 point margin of error. Only Democrats were asked this question.

Personally, I find this poll rather frightening. About 40% of Democrats questioned said they thought Bernie Sanders (who is ashamed to call himself a Democrat or join the party) would be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. About 47% said he wouldn't, and another 13% were not sure.

I know Sanders has a die-hard (and rather rabid) following among a minority of Democrats, but I had no idea this many Democrats actually thought he could be the party's presidential nominee. Personally, I think the Democrats have an excellent chance of unseating Trump in 2020 -- unless the party veers too far out of the mainstream and nominates an extremist like Sanders. I think nominating Sanders would insure a Democratic defeat in 2020.

There are a couple of saving graces about the poll. First, 47% did not think he would be the nominee. Second, the poll didn't ask that 40% if they wanted him to be the nominee, but only if they thought he would be the nominee.

Frankly, I can't see Democrats nominating someone who still refuses to join the party (and has refused to join for many decades). I also don't see Democrats voting for Sanders after the way he demonized Hillary Clinton in 2016 with unwarranted and untrue accusations. He's a big reason why we have Trump living in the White House.

The Democrats don't need to go outside the party to nominate someone who obviously doesn't respect the party and it's elected officials. There are plenty of good Democrats worthy of the nomination. We need to stop this Bernie nonsense and get serious about nominating a real Democrat who can unseat Trump.

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