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Thursday, June 23, 2016

40 Percent of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Vote for Hillary Clinton

A June Bloomberg pollfinds that almost half of those who supported Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary race do not support Hillary Clinton — and nearly a quarter of them will vote for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Only five percent of Sanders supporters who haven’t come around to Clinton yet plan to vote for her in the general election, Bloomberg found. They spoke to a couple dozen Sanders fans about their perceptions of Clinton and Trump:

Homemaker Laura Ames from Texas, who will vote for Trump: “I’m a registered Democrat, but I cannot bring myself to vote for another establishment politician like Hillary. I don’t agree with a lot of what Trump says. But he won’t owe anybody. What you see is what you get… I do follow her on Facebook, and I don’t care about her emails. Ugh, this is so hard. I guess an endorsement would probably sway me.”

San Francisco community organizer Eric Brooks, who believes Clinton is a “war criminal”: “I will absolutely never vote for Clinton… I’d be okay voting for Johnson as a protest vote. But as a Green Party member, I’m going to vote for Jill Stein. If you care about the climate, like I do, it makes a lot of sense strategically to vote for Stein, because she could get five percent, which has implications for the Green Party getting federal funding… Nobody in this election has to worry about being a spoiler.”

Baltimore non-profit worker Perry Mitchell: “There’s zero percent chance that Hillary Clinton could ever get my vote. She’s a corporate candidate. I don’t vote for corporate candidates. I don’t do the lesser of two evils.”

Sanders supporter Bako Nguasong: “I don’t know if I’m voting. She’s definitely the lesser of two evils, but I don’t trust her… I know Donald Trump is evil, he’s a racist, he’s a misogynist… [Clinton] not for the people. She’s about money.”


Anonymous said...

What would happen if they gave an election, and no one came to vote?
Bernie should run on his Libertarian platform, he really has a good chance with the GOP voters and Demo's all looking for someone else other then Hitler-y or Trump.

Just sayin

Anonymous said...

If GOP tricks Trump out of the nomination, and puts up someone else, then Trump should run independently, Bernie should run as a Libertarian, Hitler with the Democrats, this would give us 4 to choose from.

Anonymous said...

So the other 60% supports a criminal being president? Where have the morals and ethics in America gone? You can't enforce the law if you're guilty of breaking it.

Anonymous said...

Hilary number's were false with that 60% is a lie by the media.