A recent poll of US presidential electors shows that one of the country’s most prominent members of the left, Bernie Sanders, would defeat Donald Trump in November if he wins the Democratic nomination.
In a survey conducted by the nonpartisan group American University and commissioned by the Huffington Post, the Vermont senator’s supporters were more likely to support him than the party’s traditional establishment wing, with 68% saying they would back the progressive insurgent.
The survey of 2,073 electors, who are chosen at random each year by members of Congress, was conducted before Trump won the Republican nomination and before he was forced out of the race by the party chair.
Sanders supporters were also more likely than their counterparts to back the former secretary of state, a position he held until his election to the Senate in 2020.
“If you look at who is supporting Bernie Sanders versus what the Republicans are supporting, they are more likely of those people to support Bernie Sanders than Republicans,” American University professor of political science John Sides told the Huffington Mail.
Sanders has been a prominent voice of the Sanders campaign during the presidential election, urging his supporters to vote early in the general election and encouraging people to call their local Democratic party offices. “
The Republican Party is more interested in keeping Trump in office and keeping him in office as long as possible.”
Sanders has been a prominent voice of the Sanders campaign during the presidential election, urging his supporters to vote early in the general election and encouraging people to call their local Democratic party offices.
However, he has been reluctant to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, with many Sanders supporters saying they will not back Clinton.
He has also faced criticism from fellow Democrats who say he is not an effective messenger of progressive values.
Sanders has previously been accused of pandering to Democrats to win over some voters who had never been politically active before.
He also faced pressure from Clinton allies to drop out of a 2020 presidential race in part over concerns he would alienate minority voters.
The new poll is the first survey of the Democratic electorate to be conducted since the November election.
It is not the first time the group has surveyed electors and found a high number of supporters of the Vermont independent senator.
In 2015, the group found that one in five electors were Sanders supporters, while the other in seven did not know.
Sides said it was important to look at the question of how electors voted in 2020 because of the way it had been conducted, and that it was not a definitive indication of the party that had supported Sanders.
“This is the most direct test of the message that Bernie Sanders is sending, and the way that the Republican Party has framed it in 2020,” he said.
“So the way you test that is to see how many people vote.”
The survey found that 70% of the people surveyed supported Sanders, with another 15% supporting Trump and 10% supporting neither candidate.
Siding said the survey was more telling than previous surveys that had found voters supporting both candidates.
“They’re all talking about this,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“It’s not about Bernie Sanders or Trump, it’s about the Republicans.”
The findings of the American University survey come just weeks after Sanders announced he would run for the White House in 2020 as an independent candidate, but his campaign did not have a formal announcement until February, less than two weeks before the election.
The poll, which was conducted by SurveyMonkey from November 17 to December 2, found that 58% of US electors backed Sanders, while 37% supported Trump and 8% were undecided.
Siders said it is not uncommon for the party to nominate a candidate early in a general election campaign and that the party would likely not support another candidate if they won.
“I would expect that the Democratic Party would have an endorsement of a candidate in 2020 if the nominee were Sanders,” he explained.
There are a lot of other candidates who would not be considered by the Democrats for that position, and I don’t think there’s any reason for the Democrats in 2020 to nominate another candidate at all.”