Source: Matt Palumbo
All eyes were on Bernie Sanders last night on the debate stage, and a common criticism he faced was over his electability.
Mini Mike said “Bernie will lose to Donald Trump, and Donald Trump and the House and the Senate and some of the statehouses will all go red,” describing the situation as catastrophic. Pete Buttigieg blasted the cost of Sanders’ “free everything” policies, saying that the true cost adds up to “four more years of Donald Trump.” I agree – but you have to laugh at the lack of self-awareness among the other candidates if they actually believe they’re capable of defeating Trump.
Both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar argued that Sanders wouldn’t actually be able to get any thing done even if he were elected president. But they’re far too optimistic to even assume that Sanders could become president in the first place.
According to Rasmussen Reports: President Trump would KO Democrat front-runner Bernie Sanders if the 2020 presidential election were held today. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump earning 50% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Sanders’ 43%. Seven percent (7%) are undecided.
The incumbent president wins 84% of the Republican vote and leads 49% to 39% among voters not affiliated with either major party. Sanders captures 75% of Democrats, but nearly one-in-four Democratic voters (22%) opt for Trump instead. That democrats would defect for Trump, especially in the case of a Sanders nominee, is consistent with data from recent rallies. According to data gathered by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale:
- At President Trump’s rally in Ohio, nearly half of attendees were either Democrats or independents. Twenty-three percent identified as Democrats, while 20.9% identified as independents.
- At Trump’s rally in Wisconsin, the majority of attendees (57.8%) were not Republicans.
- At Trump’s rally in New Jersey, 26.3% of attendees were Democrats, and 10% didn’t vote in 2016.
- At Trump’s in New Hampshire, 25% of attendees were Democrats, and 17% didn’t vote in 2016.
- At Trump’s rally in Arizona, 18% of attendees were Democrats, and 26% didn’t vote in 2016.
- And at Trump’s rally in Las Vegas, 18% of attendees were Democrats, and 32% didn’t vote in 2016.
It’s increasingly looking like Bernie Sanders’ primary to win – and Trump’s election to win. Again.