Do you think Sanders could defeat Trump?

Would Sanders be able to defeat Trump?


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Exellus

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Oct 30, 2017
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I just want ERA's honest thoughts about this.

IF this was the matchup in the general election. Considering America's voting history both in 2016 and in 2018.

Not what you want to happen, but what you actually think will happen.
 

TaySan

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Dec 10, 2018
8,716
Yes as long as he's not arrogant and campaigns in the right states. Hillary big mistake was not going to crucial states thinking she had it all in the bag.
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think we're going to win regardless of who we run this year. The Democrats are too scattered and inconsistent to organize and beat whatever bullshit cheating tactics Trump will deploy to steal four more years.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm too cynical to say yes, but I think it's plausible. People seem to like him, but others think he looks as old as Gandalf and think it's silly nominating a very old person. I'll vote yes for the sake of voting.
 

mAcOdIn

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Oct 27, 2017
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I do but I also think he could flub it. But I honestly believe all the remaining candidates could win and could lose, I don't feel the election's a done deal in the slightest.
 

jph139

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Oct 25, 2017
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Massachusetts
Yeah, without too much trouble. I honestly think any of the current contenders (and some also-rans, like Harris and Booker) would be able to beat Trump in 2020 - he's go the advantage of incumbency, a solid economy, and the electoral college, but he's so historically unpopular and has burned so many bridges with so many people over the past four years that it's an even harder victory for him than it was 2016. And remember, that was a NARROW win.

And it's a counterfactual, but I think he would have won narrowly in 2016 as well. I think Trump was able to exploit some very specific weaknesses on Clinton's part, and Sanders would have a completely different set of issues, ones that would be harder for him to prey on.
 

Joco

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Oct 29, 2017
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I think it's a tossup. Can totally see a repeat of 2016 where he'd win the popular vote but still lose to Trump.
 

jviggy43

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Oct 28, 2017
17,665
No me just want to see bernie lose the nom so I can say he would have won.

In all seriousness yes. I think hes the best candidate for the job and to beat trump. Hope he gets the nom
 

Lord Fagan

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Oct 27, 2017
1,951
Captain Crunch could be on the ballot, and could beat Trump if the youth vote actually turned out.
 

Wamapoke

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Apr 11, 2018
1,231
Isn't Sanders the candidate with the highest percentage victory over Trump in the polls vs other Democrat candidates? I thought that was the case.
 

PogChamp

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
7,411
I think Bernie can win for two reasons.

1. He's also perceived as an outsider and not super entrenched in the Democratic Party which may help with jaded voters of which there are tons.

2. As Teflon as he might be, Trump has steadily lost approval. He certainly isn't the same media juggernaut he was in 2016.
 

Ichthyosaurus

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Dec 26, 2018
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And it's a counterfactual, but I think he would have won narrowly in 2016 as well. I think Trump was able to exploit some very specific weaknesses on Clinton's part, and Sanders would have a completely different set of issues, ones that would be harder for him to prey on.
Some would be easier, like his heart condition and Bernie's engineered to be a Red Scare candidate. Unlike someone like AOC they don't have to make shit up to make him look bad with that angle.
 

Znazzy

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Aug 27, 2018
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You're saying Bernie would do worse than Hillary Clinton in the rust belt?

Because she only barely lost the whole election by some 80,000 votes in a handful of those states.
It’s easy to compare the two now when bernie has never been the chosen candidate in a general election. Once the GOP goes full force with the socialism boogeyman, it’d be game over for him in my opinion.
 

AkimboChainz

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Oct 28, 2017
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My totally not expert opinion is that who ever the dem nominee is, has around a 60% chance to win. Each candidate has some issues but I don't think it will make much of difference who it is.
 

RestEerie

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Aug 20, 2018
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i'm non-american and before trump's presidency (and pre-brexit), i thought it will be nuts and almost impossible that Trump will win (and brexit will happen).

but to paraphrase from Thanos:

 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't. "Socialism" ad bitz by the GOP is gonna scare a lot of people.

He'd win the popular vote but unfortunately that doesn't mean shit.
 

Tagyhag

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Oct 27, 2017
6,233
Eh, 50-50, remember that he's also fighting gerrymandering and vote fraud. Though out of all the candidates not named Biden he probably has the best chance.

Maybe even better than Biden but I haven't given that match up enough thought to form an honest opinion.
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
17,072
I don't see how Democrats can lose. Then again I thought the same thing last time.

America's ability to disappoint me is boundless, and yet I remain optimistic. So Sanders (or, any Democrat) by a wide margin.
 

BowieZ

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Nov 7, 2017
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It’s easy to compare the two now when bernie has never been the chosen candidate in a general election. Once the GOP goes full force with the socialism boogeyman, it’d be game over for him in my opinion.
They will say that for all of the Democratic candidates.

Only the most exciting populist is going to out-populist Trump, in my opinion.
 

FreezePeach

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Oct 25, 2017
10,134
I don't. "Socialism" ad bitz by the GOP is gonna scare a lot of people.
Combine that with the fact Warren got knocked out when she was hit with the medicare 4 all scare detailing how people would lose their private insurance, that shit will go into overdrive with Bernie, coupled with 'haha your taxes will also be raised!.' In the moderate/red states, he will be weak, and wont get the senate. Without the senate, he wont do jack shit.
 

B-Dubs

Oh well, what the hell?
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Oct 25, 2017
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Do we really need random "can x beat Trump" threads?
 
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