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Bernie Sanders has a better chance of beating Donald Trump then Hillary does.

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Started: 3/9/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Garet

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I think Bernie has a better shot at beating out Trump for President. I think Hillary bring too much baggage to the election. I would like to see what policies Hillary has that are better then Bernie's and how she is going to make a difference this time around.
jayvon

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According to a CNN/ORC poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely the favorite over any of the top three most likely Republican nominees. Should Sen. Sanders secure the nomination and no major third candidate should run for president and the Republican nominee is one of the three front runners in the party; namely Mr. Trump, Sen. Cruz, or Sen. Rubio, then, as of Tuesday, March 1, Sanders would beat the other possible nominees by 12 points, 17 points, and 8 points respectively. Former Sec. Clinton is found to fall short of this lead winning only by 8 points to Mr. Trump and losing by 1 point to Sen. Cruz and by 3 points to Sen. Rubio. These numbers come before the Democratic debate of Monday, March 7 where and before the Republican Debate of Thursday, March 3. So, matching the two Democratic candidates against the likely nominee, Mr. Trump, either candidate would win and therefore have an equally great shot as far as the polls go.

When it comes to Mr. Trump vs. Sen. Sanders, the two attract the same crowd. Both promise to bring back jobs to Americans, are against free trade agreements, and promise that their presidency will help get money out of politics. During the live coverage of the Michigan primaries, an interview was reported with a man who had been Republican his entire life and was voting for Bernie Sanders. It is entirely probable that Sen. Sanders has a greater ability to convey Trump supporters to his campaign than for Mr. Trump to convert Sanders supporters. If both candidates attract the same sort of crowd fiscally, then it will come down to social issues that decide who moves. The rhetoric of Mr. Trump is regarded as highly islamophobic and xenophobic and scares many Democrats, Independents, and even Republicans. Many of the Republican electorate would have a harder time voting for Former Sec. Clinton than Sen. Sanders. It is entirely likely that many voters would look past his self avowed socialism, although Mr. Trump has referred to him as a communist, and would vote for Sen. Sanders in the general election.

When it comes to traits of the two candidates that are different or better, one can visit either of their websites and sift through the complex policy outlines. And what is "better" policy is rather relative. If we define "better" as in line with your views then only you can make that decision. If we define "better" as in line with the ideals of the Democratic Party then it could be argued that Former Sec. Clinton falls into that category more closely. Former Sec. Clinton has aligned herself very closely with President Obama and it appears that, at least during the nominating process, she will stick to that plan. President Obama's approval rating among the Democratic electorate is very high. Further, the Democratic electorate is ideologically positioned around "somewhat liberal" to "moderate" as shown by CNN exit polls. These are areas where Former Sec. Clinton does better. Sen. Sanders, whose ideologies lie further left of the Democratic electorate, does worse with more moderate voters.

To decide which candidate is better suited for the nomination and, if the polls are correct, the presidency, it must be asked what the most important issues facing America are today. If the role of money in politics and income inequality are traced to the roots of structural racism and other problems, then Sen. Sanders's plan is the best. Where Sen. Sanders excels, that is what he will fix; where Former Sec. Clinton excels, that is what she will fix.

CNN/ORC Poll: http://www.cnn.com...

CNN Exit Poll: http://www.cnn.com...

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Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Reformist 8 months ago
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Why did you make another one?

You ff the same debate with me....
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