Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bernie Sanders - Best Loved Politician

The "conservatives" are getting exactly what they claim to want. Practically the entire country is in their hands. They may learn that a government which ties a chord around its own throat and applies increasing pressure, while funneling off all the wealth to the top few percent cannot stand. If the opposing party only could present a viable option, it would soon be over for the Republicans. But mainstream Democrats seem not to be learning the proper lesson.

If you look at the numbers, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America – and it’s not even close. Yet bizarrely, the Democratic party – out of power across the country and increasingly irrelevant – still refuses to embrace him and his message. It’s increasingly clear they do so at their own peril.
A new Fox News poll out this week shows Sanders has a +28 net favorability rating among the US population, dwarfing all other elected politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. And he’s even more popular among the vaunted “independents”, where he is at a mind boggling +41.
This poll is not just an aberration. Look at this Huffington Post chart that has tracked Sanders’ favorability rating over time, ever since he gained national prominence in 2015 when he started running for the Democratic nomination. The more people got to know him, they more they liked him – the exact opposite of what his critics said would happen when he was running against Clinton.

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