New Poll Confirms the Old Polls: Sanders Would Have Trounced Trump

The national survey of more than 1,600 registered voters, conducted by Gravis Marketing two days before the general election, found that Sanders would have received 56 percent of the vote while Trump would have won 44 percent.

Source: New Pre-Election Poll Suggests Bernie Sanders Could Have Trounced Donald Trump

Now, the argument has been made that if the Republicans had raked Sanders over the coals in the second part of the campaign leading up to the general election, his lead over Trump would have dropped, maybe even lost. A counter-argument which I haven’t heard, though – but which I will quickly make here – is that Sanders lost a huge amount of his political capital after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Before this, tens of thousands attended his rallies. Afterwards only hundreds. I think this outweighs the theoretical loss of support as a result of Republican smear attacks.

Below is a short video about the poll:

(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Poll: Bernie would’ve beat Trump”)


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