Does Bernie Sanders have a chance at winning the election?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

All this talk about Bernie so I decided to shamelessly hop on the bandwagon.

  • Yes

  • No

56% 22 votes
44% 17 votes
  • He has a chance, but I won't vote for him.

  • Very small chance.

  • Bernie Sanders sides with the american voter on almost every topic unless you happen to disagree with him on a few social issues that he wouldn't have control over anyways as president. Many democrats are willing to vote for him in the primaries and I assume that if he wins the primaries he will win the election due to the strong majority of electoral college points the democrats have in their non swing states

  • Of course. The fact that every republican network and runner (Fox NEWS and other Presidential candidates) all focus on Hillery, all the left and impediments go to Bernie, and not Hillery. She is simply a smoke and mirror of the real threat to the Republicans. The fact there are so many, and arguably more in later times, Right Wings running, it divides many people into candidates while many funnel to Hillery or Bernie.

    Posted by: Berend
  • Slim, but not impossible. Especially if Hillary continues to become less popular as she often does around elections.

  • If Elizabeth Warren, the stronger candidate for a liberal economic position, will not run, Sanders is the only choice left unless Hillary suddenly develops a spine. So long as she continues to assume she is the chosen one and runs a protective campaign, she is very vulnerable and may lead to the curse of Bush or one of the 12 dwarves.

    Posted by: mdprof
  • Very little chance

  • if the people that support bernie all help out and do their part, he can win.

  • He is polling very well, but my guess is Hillary will move further left in the primary and win the nomination.

  • She knows too well how to manipulate the liberal voter base. Bernie just isnt as sly.

  • Hillary's stupid views will be ignored because she's a woman

  • The only thing he will really accomplish is to bring Hillary even further into the left than she is now. Not sure thats entirely a good thing.

  • No, obviously the 67% saying yes know nothing about the American people. according to the polls, most americans think the economy is the most important issue in 2016. At the same time, a strong majority of Americans are fiscally conservative. Sanders is very vocal about his socialism and it will not fly. He has a lot of DEMOCRAT supporters, but what about White, Bllack, Latino, Men, Women, Catholic, and Protestants?

  • If a left leaning candidate is going to win, I'd hope Bernie Sanders would be it. However, I don't think the odds are with him-- I think Hillary Clinton is going to (unfortunately) win. Reasons: 1. she is more of a household name than Sanders, and 2. she will take over the demographic votes (women, racial minorities, young people, LGBT, etc. all seem to favor her).

    Posted by: Harper
  • Why do people have to come here first and steal all my thoughts?

  • Bernie is not polling well, and people who think that he is are lying to themselves. Sanders is polling well in ONE state, New Hampshire, right next door to his home state of Vermont, and then thats it. In Iowa Hillary still has 3x more support than Sanders does, and in South Carolina, BIDEN has 3x more support than Sanders, and Clinton has 12x more support. Sanders does not have a shot at winning the presidency OR the nomination. (Source is RealClearPolitics polling data)

  • His voter base is primarily white male millennials (think a Democratic Ron Paul), and he'll struggle to expand it. Hillary is virtually unbeatable in the primary thanks to her deep pockets, high approval and total name recognition, and Bernie thus has no chance of winning the election.

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FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-08T14:04:03.4898066-05:00
Hillary is the bandwagon.
Varrack says2015-07-10T16:25:20.4900201-05:00
He wants a 90% income tax for the wealthiest Americans, as well as a $15 minimum wage, which is pretty extreme. I doubt many will back him on those issues.
tajshar2k says2015-07-10T17:17:55.9045380-05:00
I don't really think is $15 minimum wage is going to happen. Even I think that is too high. I would be content with a $10 minimum wage.
TheOpinionist says2015-07-10T17:41:28.9606531-05:00
He's too far left. If he wins the primary, there's a chance he'll scare the moderate Democrats off, who would rather vote for an establishment Republican like Jeb Bush.
Varrack says2015-07-10T17:41:29.8627790-05:00
Exactly, his views are pretty radical. Romney managed to pose as a moderate and get nominated but I doubt people are going to warm up to this guy unless he isn't as open about his socialism and far-left views.
TheOpinionist says2015-07-10T17:45:43.6742115-05:00
That is assuming he even wins the primary. Hillary is his first threat.
MechVarg says2015-07-10T21:03:31.5272823-05:00
Lel, most of the wealthy don't deserve a penny they have.
TheOpinionist says2015-07-10T21:36:13.3812479-05:00
So was that relevant or was it just flamebait?
TheOpinionist says2015-07-10T21:37:49.8791044-05:00
And I'd like to debate you on the subject. My hands are tied until next Monday, but after that we can debate if you're interested
benhos says2015-07-10T22:36:46.1888982-05:00
I hope he does. At first he had a chance, but now it's leaning closer to either Hillary or Trump.
TheOpinionist says2015-07-10T22:37:43.0349338-05:00
Wasn't Trump a Democrat in '09?
wrichcirw says2015-07-12T13:39:57.1086434-05:00
Any American that can run has a chance at winning the election. The real question is whether or not he will win, and IMHO the answer is simply no.
TBR says2015-07-13T15:14:47.2080685-05:00
"Wasn't Trump a Democrat in '09?" - He doesn't even vote! Http://www.Rawstory.Com/2015/06/donald-trump-hasnt-voted-in-last-six-presidential-elections-conservative-website-reports/
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-13T15:20:43.4671863-05:00
Makes you wonder why he would run at all right? It would seem like a philanthropic thing for him to do then, when he could just take his money, let this place rot, and go live anywhere in the world he wants.

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