Bernie or bust: The Sanders supporters who will back Trump if their man isn’t the Democratic nominee.
Democrats should take this seriously… There were a bunch of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump last go around in 2016. And if they feel the DNC locks him out again they sure sound like they just might do it a second time.
About 12% of people who voted for Sanders in 2016 primary ended up voting for Donald Trump.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 24, 2019
“Bernie or bust” is their rallying cry, and many supporters of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say they will vote for President Trump if their candidate is denied the Democratic nomination a second time.
After the 2016 election, the Cooperative Congressional Election Study found about 12% of those who voted for Sanders in the Democratic primaries voted for Trump in the general election. There are early signs that Sanders fervor is so strong that this could double in 2020, a development that could hand the White House to Trump for a second term.
An Emerson College poll this month showed 26% of those who support Sanders in the Democratic primaries and caucuses would support Trump over Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., despite their overlapping policy positions.
The Sanders-to-Trump inclination stems in part from the belief that the Democratic National Committee “cheated” Sanders in the bitter 2016 primary with the superdelegate system and Democratic staff bias in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton. Concern over establishment control of the nomination process and other aspects of the campaign season persist among Sanders loyalists. More
They are going to do it again, these people don’t mess around. This ought to be enough to make a few liberal heads explode. Democratic voters are years behind Republican voters, who rejected the party establishments in favor of Donald Trump.
On a side note: Does anybody remember when millions of conservatives stayed home and let Barack Obama win because they really hated John McCain?