Poll: Who Can beat Trump? Hint: It Ain’t Bernie
Senator Bernie Sanders may seem to be unbeatable at the moment, but is he electable? A recent poll suggests he's not the man to beat Donald Trump.
The question of Mr. Sanders's electability has haunted many Democrats in the wake of his recent wins on the primary/caucus trail. For all the passion that he seems to inspire in his followers, the self-described "democratic socialist" is still a divisive figure.
A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll suggests that Senator Sanders could be a shakier nominee than his fans are willing to admit.
The poll shows that the candidate with the strongest showing vis-a-vis the incumbent president among registered voters in battleground states is...
As Yahoo! News notes:
"Sanders led 48 percent to 42 percent among registered voters. Yet when the playing field was narrowed to the 10 states that were closest in the 2016 presidential election and that will likely decide 2020 — Michigan, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Maine, North Carolina and Arizona — Sanders’s lead over Trump was slashed in half (48 percent to 45 percent). That 3-point gap was within the margin of error."
In contrast, Joe Biden led the president by 9 points nationally (50 percent to 41 percent) and by 7 points (50 percent to 43 percent) in the "battleground" states.
It's getting more interesting all the time...
[Source: Yahoo! News]