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    Poll: Bernie Sanders country’s most popular active politician

    BY JONATHAN EASLEY - 04/18/17 07:31 PM EDT

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is the country’s most popular active politician, underscoring his importance to the Democratic Party as it seeks to rebuild in the wake of a disastrous 2016 election cycle.

    Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled.

    White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is far and away the least popular political figure in the poll, with only 16 percent viewing him favorably, compared with 45 percent having a negative view of him.
    “In losing to Hillary [Clinton], Bernie Sanders has floated above today’s partisan politics while Bannon has, rightly or wrongly, taken the blame for the administration’s failures,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “It is symptomatic of the Democrats increasingly consolidating to the left while the Republicans are fractured and unable to come together. Sanders is an asset to the Democrats while Bannon is a liability to the administration.”

    Only 32 percent have a negative view of Sanders, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans.

    Poll: Bernie Sanders country?s most popular active politician | TheHill

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    BY JONATHAN EASLEY - 04/18/17 07:31 PM EDT

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is the country’s most popular active politician, underscoring his importance to the Democratic Party as it seeks to rebuild in the wake of a disastrous 2016 election cycle.

    Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled.

    White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is far and away the least popular political figure in the poll, with only 16 percent viewing him favorably, compared with 45 percent having a negative view of him.
    “In losing to Hillary [Clinton], Bernie Sanders has floated above today’s partisan politics while Bannon has, rightly or wrongly, taken the blame for the administration’s failures,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “It is symptomatic of the Democrats increasingly consolidating to the left while the Republicans are fractured and unable to come together. Sanders is an asset to the Democrats while Bannon is a liability to the administration.”

    Only 32 percent have a negative view of Sanders, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans.

    Poll: Bernie Sanders country?s most popular active politician | TheHill
    Yeah, the 2/3 of Republicans are the people Democrats need to convince to turn previous Red States Blue. SURPRISE!

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    It isn't republicans that need to be convinced, it's independents.

    42% identify as independents, 29% as Democrats, 26% as Republicans
    Independent identification at least 40% for fifth consecutive year
    Democrats maintain edge over GOP in party identification and leaning

    Democratic, Republican Identification Near Historical Lows | Gallup
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    Yes republicans love him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    It isn't republicans that need to be convinced, it's independents.
    Same difference.

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    Discount the preferences of 57% of registered voters if you will, but don't complain when you lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Discount the preferences of 57% of registered voters if you will, but don't complain when you lose.
    If polls were true Bernie would not have lost to Hillary. You know logically that makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    If polls were true Bernie would not have lost to Hillary. You know logically that makes no sense.
    Polls said Bernie would win against trump, not within the Democratic Party against Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Polls said Bernie would win against trump, not within the Democratic Party against Hillary.
    Polls said Hillary would win against Trump, too.

    So, there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Discount the preferences of 57% of registered voters if you will, but don't complain when you lose.
    Its anecdotal but in my home, there would have been 5 votes for Sanders. But instead the votes were divided between Johnson and Stein. My middle brother lives in PA and they were volunteers with the Sanders team but all ended up voting for Stein or staying home.

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