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newthinking

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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:34 PM Jun 2016

Vast Majority of Democrats Want Sanders to Stay in Race: Poll [View all]



Despite pressure from party establishment on Sanders to drop out of the race, most Democratic voters want the senator to keep running



A cheering crowd greeted Sanders at a Pennsylvania rally in April. (Photo: Penn State/flickr/cc)

A new poll released Wednesday found that a majority of registered Democrats want presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to stay in the race.

The national survey of 2,001 voters by Morning Consult found that 57 percent of all Democrats polled want Sanders to keep running, while 33 percent want him to drop out. Ten percent have no opinion.

The findings contradict the pressure from prominent Democratic politicians and centrist pundits on Sanders to drop out of the presidential race—some of whom even argue that he's already lost—despite the fact that several states (including delegate-rich California) and U.S. territories have yet to hold their primaries. (Polls also show Sanders and Clinton in a dead heat in California, which votes on June 7.)

The survey also found that a greater share of women registered as Democrats want Sanders to stay in the race than do Democratic men, directly contradicting another popular media narrative that posits that Sanders' support comes largely from men, while rival Hillary Clinton supposedly wins more support from women.

Full piece: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/01/vast-majority-democrats-want-sanders-stay-race-poll
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Thank goodness this crap is over in less than a week Gman Jun 2016 #1
Me too, I just want this to end katmondoo Jun 2016 #2
After the election WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2016 #23
Maybe so BainsBane Jun 2016 #40
Agree 100%. mark67 Jun 2016 #44
The fight has always been against the party leadership, truebluegreen Jun 2016 #57
No, it is against the voters BainsBane Jun 2016 #64
"an insulting term"? truebluegreen Jun 2016 #65
Blah blah blah Buddyblazon Jun 2016 #72
Oh, yeah. bvar22 Jun 2016 #61
how old are you? mdbl Jun 2016 #62
Should have added the "sarcasm" tag, bvar22 Jun 2016 #73
kinda thought that after I posted, thanks for the clarity mdbl Jun 2016 #74
Except... zentrum Jun 2016 #63
why should the minority rule the majority? J_J_ Jun 2016 #3
Real Democrats? Who the hell makes that decision. Gman Jun 2016 #4
it boggles the mind. shut up and get in line is republican. roguevalley Jun 2016 #6
so many tells in 1.5 sentence. 'Real' democrats support the Democratic party. what proof do you MariaThinks Jun 2016 #12
I believe "real' Democrats support the kinds of ideals Democrats have stood for since FDR . . . markpkessinger Jun 2016 #60
Oh give me a break Andy823 Jun 2016 #15
Some of us 'trolls and troublemakers' (your words) have been here longer than you have. GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #17
some of us? really most of us have been here 10 years or more azurnoir Jun 2016 #24
Yes there are a lot of us 'old stagers' who have been critical of HRC since we've been here. GoneOffShore Jun 2016 #50
Andy823 - I think your comment is beyond simply being wrong. I sense some REAL hate there toward vkkv Jun 2016 #22
OH YEAH! Plucketeer Jun 2016 #37
I have been a member of FlaGranny Jun 2016 #41
No true Scotsman would support Hillary Clinton Buzz cook Jun 2016 #29
The majority have voted BainsBane Jun 2016 #34
BS supporters love those polls.. dubyadiprecession Jun 2016 #56
Ok Renew Deal Jun 2016 #35
"real Democrats" BainsBane Jun 2016 #45
Could someone please post a similar picture taken in a Hillary crowd? JDPriestly Jun 2016 #5
One thing is very certain Gman Jun 2016 #9
You mean the picture in the OP. You do realize that white people are in the minority in California. JDPriestly Jun 2016 #10
I don't think I've ever seen a Hillary crowd. Ed Suspicious Jun 2016 #30
Here ya go Buzz cook Jun 2016 #32
Here are some pictures BainsBane Jun 2016 #38
It's not over till.... Major Nikon Jun 2016 #7
Best reply I've seen in weeks Gman Jun 2016 #8
I third this. We've collectively screwed up the entire planet. Could be time for ultimate ReasonableToo Jun 2016 #11
That just about has my vote rpannier Jun 2016 #18
That's funny! mountain grammy Jun 2016 #28
Ok, this is my favorite post in I don't *know* how long. myrna minx Jun 2016 #70
Yeah. Democratic process. Bleh. nilram Jun 2016 #42
Don't count your chickens Carolina Jun 2016 #47
Like him or not: Saviolo Jun 2016 #13
Sanders is the only decent candidate. ananda Jun 2016 #14
Exactly Carolina Jun 2016 #48
I agree TexasBushwhacker Jun 2016 #25
I agree... ReRe Jun 2016 #31
Saviolo, I agree. The MSM saidsimplesimon Jun 2016 #59
"The survey also found that a greater share of women registered as Democrats want Sanders... LiberalLovinLug Jun 2016 #16
Um. No. Laser102 Jun 2016 #20
The article goes on to say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backed by more of these Democrats. Yonnie3 Jun 2016 #19
Yeah, they're just not hair on fire about him staying in like the rest of the establishment is shawn703 Jun 2016 #21
I absolutely want him to stay in. IF nothing else this primary jwirr Jun 2016 #26
+ 1,000 ReRe Jun 2016 #33
Yes! FlaGranny Jun 2016 #46
No, not take their heads Carolina Jun 2016 #49
+1 jwirr Jun 2016 #51
If the super delegates vote for Al Gore, or Kerry, or even Douglas Fir L. Coyote Jun 2016 #27
why do Democrats hate America and want Trump to be president??? Fast Walker 52 Jun 2016 #36
One reason Bernie won this poll is the vote counting. Stevepol Jun 2016 #39
There are mountains of evidence that the Republican establishment used the compromised Maedhros Jun 2016 #43
Senator Sanders did not win this poll ... Yonnie3 Jun 2016 #54
"The findings contradict the pressure from prominent Democratic politicians and centrist pundits on bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #52
They want BS to keep running? dubyadiprecession Jun 2016 #53
Look at him. He's happy. roody Jun 2016 #71
Popular as ever with the newer voters we must have Babel_17 Jun 2016 #55
Add me to that majority.... Chakaconcarne Jun 2016 #58
^^^^^^ This times 10 ^^^^^ laserhaas Jun 2016 #68
I see them equally as bad, just in different ways. jillan Jun 2016 #69
^^^^This lmbradford Jun 2016 #66
A...friggn...men laserhaas Jun 2016 #67
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