The Democratic convention achieved one of its biggest goals as according to a new CNN poll 91% of Bernie Sanders supporters are now backing Hillary Clinton.
Here are the numbers from the CNN poll:
Non-white voters (CNN):
Clinton fave: 61/32
Trump fave: 9/88 !
2-way: HRC 83%, Trump 12%
4-way: HRC 72%, Johnson 8%, Stein 8%, Trump 7% !
— Taniel (@Taniel) August 1, 2016
If the choice for Sanders supporters is between Clinton and Trump, they are going to overwhelmingly support Clinton. The Green Party’s Jill Stein faces an uphill battle to get on the ballot in all 50 states, while Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in every state. What is stunning is how poorly Donald Trump does with Sanders supporters.
Trump had a lower favorability rating than Clinton and he trailed both the Green and Libertarian parties in popularity with the Sanders supporters. Donald Trump has a 5% favorable rating with those who backed Sen. Sanders. Trump only receives 3% support from the Sanders supporters.
Donald Trump continues to claim that millions of Bernie Sanders supporters are going to vote for him, but the reality is that the vast majority of those who voted Sanders are supporting Clinton in November. The Democratic convention was a success in terms of unifying the party. The Bernie Sanders supporters are finding their way into the Democratic Party.
Some Sanders supporters will end up casting their ballots for Johnson or Stein, but the Republican dream that they are going to vote for Donald Trump has been shattered.
Bernie Sanders supporters loathe Donald Trump, and judging from the results of this poll; there is no way that they would ever support the Republican nominee under any circumstances.
Republicans are running out of options with Trump, but one thing is clear, the supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders will not be putting bigoted billionaire into the White House in November.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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