Dem Voters Like Bernie’s Plans, But Don’t Think He Can Beat Trump, Says Poll


Given the exorbitant size and scope of the 2020 primary field, it is safe to say that the Democrats are in some serious trouble.

The election itself is fast approaching, with newscasters of all stripes reminding us this week that we are now within one year of the sure-to-be contentious contest.  We have less than 52 weeks to make up our minds about what direction to send this country in for the next 4 years, and, for many Democratic voters, the sheer amount of candidates still in the race is raising red flags.

Even the so-called “top tier” is crowded, with Former Vice President Joe Biden working to fend off surging candidates such as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of Indianapolis, and Senators Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders.

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The Vermont socialist Sanders has been the latest to enjoy a bump in the polls, with a great many Democratic voters buying in to his far-left views.  The only problem seems to be that the left isn’t confident about Bernie’s ability to best President Trump when the election comes.

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Voters believe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has the best positions on health care, the economy, immigration, and the environment but question his ability to beat President Trump in a general election matchup, a Reuters/Ipsos Poll released this week shows.

The survey, which polled 1,115 adults between November 1-4, 2019, found that voters tend to view Sanders as the candidate who has the best proposals on key issues like health care, the economy, immigration, and the environment.

When asked, “Who is the best candidate” on health care, 24 percent chose Sanders, who has unabashedly touted his Medicare for All plan and admitted that middle class taxes will, in fact, go up.

Meanwhile, 15 percent chose Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and 14 percent chose Joe Biden (D).

Voters overwhelmingly chose Sanders as the best candidate on the environment, with 20 percent support. Sanders unveiled the most comprehensive climate change plan of any candidate, coming with a $16 trillion price tag. Biden followed with 12 percent, and Warren came in third with 11 percent.

But then came the cold water…

Despite that, respondents did not choose Sanders as the candidate most able to defeat Trump in a general election matchup, with Sanders falling behind Biden with 16 percent to Biden’s 29 percent…

Sanders’ age has also become a factor in recent weeks, after the septuagenarian suffered a heart attack while out campaigning for the Democratic nomination.

If elected, Sanders would be the oldest president to ever be sworn in for this first term.

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