To the surprise of no one, Sen. Bernie Sanders was quickly projected to be the winner of the Vermont primary.
Vermont was one of the five states that the Sanders campaign was expecting to win on Super Tuesday.
Sanders is absolutely beloved in Vermont. In 2015, Sanders was voted the most popular senator in the United States, “A Morning Consult poll of 75,000 voters in all 50 states found that Sanders has the highest approval rating with his constituents of any senator in the country. Sanders has an 83% approval rating in Vermont. The second most popular senator was moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine (78%). Third was John Barasso of Wyoming (73%), and fourth was Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont (71%).”
In 2011, Sanders was voted as the third most popular senator in the country, “A 2011 PPP poll found that Sanders was the country’s third most popular senator with a 67% approval rating. In the years since, Sanders has become even more beloved by voters in Vermont.”
The popularity of Bernie Sanders is no fluke. Sen. Sanders has been popular for years. The only reason he flew under the radar until he ran for president was the bias within the corporate press that causes them to ignore popular liberals and progressives. The media has been conditioned to reject liberals by decades of conservative badgering about media bias.
Sanders is a national political star now, and he can add a victory in Vermont to his win in the New Hampshire primary in 2016.