Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won’t Support Clinton – Bloomberg Politics


Aaron David

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Meh. Clinton will get a much higher number of Sander’s supporters. After months of exposure to Trumpy that will peel away some of his support among former Sanders peeps. Also Sanders will, at least to some degree, jump on the D bandwagon so that will peel off some more. And more will come over to Clinton after the bitterness of the primary season because they want they are D’s or D leaners so that is where they will vote.

    I’m sure some will never vote for Clinton for the variety of reasons listed above and they are also dim enough to think a highly connected businessman/billionaire isn’t establishment.Report

    • Avatar Kim says:

      He’s not, at least compared to Clinton. I mean, really, when Clinton has the entire establishment in her corner, who the fuck is running Trump?

      SRSLY, folks.Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    We’ll see what things look like after the convention. I am deeply skeptical that 50% of the Bernistas will sit the election out or vote for Trump. Also I am skeptical that enough of the holdouts are located in the states where their opposition will matter a lot. She can lose a lot of Berniacs in California and Washington without those states every being in danger of swinging.Report

  3. Avatar trizzlor says:

    Sanders voters threaten to cross the aisle at a lower rate than Clinton voters did in 2008 (remember PUMAs?), and that threat never materialized. Polling just before an endorsement is a fools errand, but not presenting it in historical context is journalistic malpractice. But thank the Lord these guys interviewed a dozen random supporters to get the real scoop!Report

  4. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    i can’t possibly imagine why Sanders supporters would not want to vote Clinton

  5. Avatar Will H. says:

    Generally speaking, when the R wins 38% or better of the Hispanic vote, they tend to do well; and when the R wins less than 20% of the Hispanic vote, they tank.

    This is as close as I’ve got for numbers where the R is actively hostile to Hispanics (and, presumably, reciprocated).Report

  6. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    First of all, the same poll that shows this also shows Hillary up by 12 points, and second of all, there were multiple polls showing that 50% of Clinton supporters wouldn’t vote for Obama.

    Now, the truth is, 50% of current Sanders supporters, as in the dead enders might not support Clinton, but that’s why they’re dead enders. Traffic at places like /sanders4president has crashed 75% has the people who preferred Sanders over Clinton have left and the only people left are the lefties who will never vote for a Democrat and former Ron Paul supporters jumping from hot new anti-establishment candidate to hot new anti-establishment candidate.Report

  7. They’re also all moving to Canada.Report

    • Avatar Kim says:

      Not yet. Palin was travel time, Clinton, well, is someone you can work for. and against. at the same time.

      Clinton may be mentally certifiable, but… she’s not about to stage a coup d’ etat — of America at least.Report

  8. Avatar Kim says:

    What did you expect about a stolen election?
    (note: I hear this from a guy who does numbers, and the last time he went off on someone stealing an election was when one of Walker’s people magicked some votes out of a “forgotten box” in her car. Time before that, he actually sent people to jail).Report

  9. Avatar Michelle says:

    Sanders may not have left the race yet but, in an interview on MSNBC this morning, he said that he would do everything he possibly could to defeat Trump, whom he described as a pathological liar (and that was probably the nicest thing he said about Trump). So, I’d bet a lot of Sanders voters will hold their nose and vote for Hillary.Report