Sanders ‘Acing the Electability Test’ as Another Poll Shows Him Crushing Trump

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders walk along the midway at the Iowa State Fair August 11, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reprinted from Common Dreams by Jake Johnson on August 12, 2019.

Bolstered by strong support from independent and young voters, Senator Bernie Sanders would roundly defeat President Donald Trump in a 2020 general election match-up, according to a SurveyUSA poll.

The poll (pdf) showed Sanders, a senator from Vermont and 2020 Democratic presidential contender, beating Trump by eight percentage points—50-42—in a hypothetical head-to-head contest.

The survey also showed former Vice President Joe Biden defeating Trump by the same margin.

“Candidates such as senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris edged out Trump in potential runoffs, but their leads weren’t wide enough to overcome the margin of error,” Newsweek reported. “South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was measured at 42 percent, two points behind Trump in a potential matchup.” …

Common Dreams 8/12

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