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Undecided 42%
Elizabeth Warren20%
Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders12%
Pete Buttigieg6%

Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #25)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

28. Blue Florida has something. Some of Sanders' ardent followers

 

are unquestionably devoted to him specifically. When he preaches what he calls democratic socialism, they call themselves that. If he preached anarcho-syndicalism, this part of his following would adopt that, no need to find out what it is, just listen and believe.

It's the same for their counterparts on the right. What their chosen leader says is what they believe. What he cares about is what they care about.

This is why populist and cult leaders, often the same people, can be so dangerous -- populism isn't an ideology so much as a way of inflaming a following to gain power FOR the leader's ideology, whatever that is. It may not be what is stated. Their devil, however, is "the elites," but just who is elite also need not be defined. For many of Sanders' followers, the whole Democratic Party is "the elites."

In any case, as you can see, psychologists don't see a lot of difference between secular faiths and religious.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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