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An Update on Bernie Sanders’ Popularity Status: Still Tip-Top

An Update on Bernie Sanders’ Popularity Status: Still Tip-Top

Bernie Sanders continues to be the most popular U.S. politician — without a boost from the Clinton Camp, which still blames him for Hillary losing the election.

Here’s the truth: It is common for a significant number of Primary voters to switch parties when they vote in the General Election.

Here’s something to love: Bernie Sanders let’s misunderstandings roll off his back, as he doggedly fights the good fight. We should all be more like him. ❤

“Senator Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll. In fact, the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate is the only politician in the U.S. who a majority of voters like…

At the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, Sanders asked the delegates to accept Clinton’s nomination, which was a highly symbolic move at the time in terms of attempting to bring his supporters to her side. Along these lines, it’s arguably unfair for people to point to the Vermont senator as the main catalyst for Clinton’s ultimate defeat.

It’s also not uncommon for people to defect from one party to another between the primary and the general. In 2008, for example, 24 percent of voters who supported Clinton in the primary ended up voting for Senator John McCain over former President Barack Obama…

If Democrats hope to do well in the 2018 midterms and beyond, some in their ranks should perhaps consider the negative impact continued attacks on Sanders and his supporters could have on the party’s future.”

~ John Haltiwanger

READ MORE: Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular U.S. Politician, Even as Some Blame Him for Clinton’s Loss | Newsweek




About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. John Fioravanti

    Important lessons, indeed, JoAnn. Bernie is a good teacher who walks his talk!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes, he’s a well-integrated individual, which illuminates both his character and mental health. Thanks for the comment, John.


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