Perhaps the most pronounced problem Democrats have in 2020 is, to paraphrase U2, they can neither live with or without Bernie Sanders.
They can’t nominate him and win—but they need his supporters—and Bernie backers have a healthy sense distrust of the Democrat establishment that rigged the 2016 primary against their guy.
A recent Emerson College survey finds a remarkable spread between Bernie supporters and those of the other Democrat POTUS frontrunners as to the question of, “Will you support whoever the Democrat nominee turns out to be?”
90 percent of Warren voters and 87 percent of Biden voters say, “Yes.”
By contrast, only 54 percent of Bernie voters answer in the affirmative.
That is a significant disparity.
The Democrat Party establishment wants to secure the Bernie bros support but discard Bernie. But: Without the support of the base, they cannot win.
They have a problem.Read More »