Will Bernie Sanders be America’s next President? A new poll appears to suggest so.
A recent national poll carried out by Quinnipiac University predicts that not only will Bernie Sanders be well-placed to defeat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination come June, but will beat Donald Trump by a landslide to become America’s next President in November, 2016. A report published in The Hill showed that Sanders will defeat the Republican candidate in a general election by 13 percentage points, with the former leading with 51 percent to Trump’s 38 percent.
If this indeed turns out to be the margin that Bernie Sanders wins by, Democrats would almost certainly regain control of the United States Senate and very possibly the House of Representatives.
Moreover, the Quinnipiac University poll also appeared to give Republicans no chance of setting their eyes on the White House, predicting that even Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump by a landslide margin — by 7 percentage points, to be exact — while Bernie Sanders will unequivocally defeat Trump in what would definitely be a victory of epic proportions for Sanders, if and when that comes to fruition.
According to the poll, 51 percent of registered voters have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while Bernie Sanders has a positive net favorability of 9 points.
Another report went on to suggest that America’s major news networks — including CNN — have been prejudiced against Bernie Sanders, alleging that the mainstream media has had field days with virtual news blackouts of the Sanders campaign when discussing presidential campaign polling. And while that might be up for debate, it is something Sanders has already cast his eyes on, once remarking in an interview on how ABC Evening News had only given his campaign a meager 20 seconds of airtime compared to Donald Trump’s 81 minutes.
Unsurprisingly, it had elicited a strong response from Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2015
Nevertheless, the Quinnipiac University poll will give Bernie Sanders a lot of confidence, especially with him now also holding a commanding lead over Hillary Clinton in the key state of New Hampshire and Iowa.
There have been other hints along the way, tipping Bernie Sanders to become the next President of the United States.
According to The Huffington Post, Sanders emerged as the undisputed winner in the recently concluded readers’ poll for TIME Person of the Year and scored major endorsements by UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and rapper-activist Killer Mike. Even more remarkable — and what is perhaps his biggest victory till date — Sanders has now become the first presidential candidate in the history of the United States to hit more than two million individual, small-dollar contributions, which have helped him raise $33 million, a figure just shy of Clinton’s total of $37 million within the same period.
Google, which keeps a track of trending topics and persons all year around, had previously stated that Bernie Sanders had generated the most interest among all the candidates ever since announcing his candidature for presidency, leaving both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to trail him by considerable margins. And while that might not be seen as definitive proof of Sanders’ increasing influence in the presidential race per se, it is certainly tangible evidence that Sanders is indeed getting people on his side.
And when his influence is backed up with data, there could be little arguing that no matter what happens, Bernie Sanders appears set to be a major force in the General Election this year.
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