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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:30 PM Jun 2016

Democrats want 'major role' for Sanders: Reuters/Ipsos poll [View all]

Source: Reuters

More than three-quarters of Democrats say Sanders should have a "major role" in shaping the party's positions, while nearly two thirds say Hillary Clinton - who beat him for the nomination - should pick him as her vice-presidential running mate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.


We will not let Donald Trump become president," Sanders told supporters last week.

The poll, conducted June 7-10 - right after Clinton sewed up the delegate majority to become the presumptive Democratic nominee - showed that while most Democrats want Sanders to line up behind Clinton, about 44 percent would like him to make an independent run for the White House. Some 47 percent said he should not.

The poll included 455 respondents and has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 5.3 percentage points.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-sanders-idUSKCN0YY0F9

I'm not sure the Democratic party leadership was expecting this many folks to call for Bernie to play a big role.
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the one thing he can not do John_Doe80004 Jun 2016 #1
Has there been any polling on that? I suspect if he did, Trump might come in third. yurbud Jun 2016 #20
bernie can do what he wants. The hell with the establishment. roguevalley Jun 2016 #23
I agreee..I'm pretty sure this mans service to this country has earned him that right... midnight Jun 2016 #27
Damn right! Duval Jun 2016 #47
But I'd say Trump would be impeached 2 years into his rule greiner3 Jun 2016 #48
it's hats to imagine a scenario where Trump wins yurbud Jun 2016 #73
could be the plan. for him to select a member of the Bush Crime family for VP and then get impeached olddad56 Jun 2016 #74
He'd win Utah. MisterFred Jun 2016 #75
Interesting. ForgoTheConsequence Jun 2016 #2
If Hillary lost the nomination to Bernie.... Cali_Democrat Jun 2016 #5
Not me -- but I really don't like or trust her. KPN Jun 2016 #7
Hillary's positions are basically the status quo seabeckind Jun 2016 #17
Great question! pnwmom Jun 2016 #28
Her positions on most issues are unknown or change depending on which audience is in front of her AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #32
The party insiders would make sure her, I mean their, wishes would become known greiner3 Jun 2016 #49
there are a lot of ways to make their numbers look bigger than they actually are yurbud Jun 2016 #24
The support for Sanders has been huge and he deserves a huge role in shaping the future of the party avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #3
Yes! Go Bernie! KPN Jun 2016 #8
I got an idea for a major role he can play. retrowire Jun 2016 #4
+1! KPN Jun 2016 #9
Agreed! potone Jun 2016 #14
Seeing as that won't be the case... Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #36
Nah, I still like that idea. nt retrowire Jun 2016 #41
You can like it all you want. Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #42
Good for you. Dreaming isn't illegal in the USA. nt retrowire Jun 2016 #46
Never said it was, but sometime you have to wake up! Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #50
Makes one wonder Lazy Daisy Jun 2016 #6
Makes one wonder KPN Jun 2016 #12
If her platform didn't have her name and gender attached.... AlbertCat Jun 2016 #39
Are you sure about that? SouthernDemLinda Jun 2016 #81
How much bigger can it be? Ineeda Jun 2016 #10
6 + 4 = 10 --- you left out DWS's picks. KPN Jun 2016 #13
Point taken. Ineeda Jun 2016 #19
How about Secretary of State or vice president? JDPriestly Jun 2016 #29
I dont think Bernie wants to be linked to any 3rd way presidency swhisper1 Jun 2016 #35
I should have used a sarcasm symbol, but I was trying to be kind. JDPriestly Jun 2016 #40
sorry, yes, I agree. she will enter Hell if she wins. hell from all sides swhisper1 Jun 2016 #45
I like the idea of Sanders as SOS. He might be the right person to newthinking Jun 2016 #53
Bernie's focus is internal, he wont want SoS. I think Kerry is still the best choice swhisper1 Jun 2016 #87
Status. Quo.n/t jtuck004 Jun 2016 #11
Another one of these online polls that can't give a margin of error, pnwmom Jun 2016 #15
What are the current real statistics? seabeckind Jun 2016 #18
There goes the "Bernie-hating Hillarians" narrative. beastie boy Jun 2016 #16
44% want him to do an independent run? 6chars Jun 2016 #21
They are the "Hillary voters" in this non-randomly selected online poll. n/t pnwmom Jun 2016 #22
It suggests an over sampling of BoBs 6chars Jun 2016 #26
Your attempt to ridicule the results by creating a straw man is logical fallacy askeptic Jun 2016 #33
The Reuters poll has "wildly fluctuating" during this primary season. Its methodology, pnwmom Jun 2016 #52
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race (NYT) askeptic Jun 2016 #54
Based on their poor performance this season, that was likely a fluke. pnwmom Jun 2016 #55
A lot of Hillary voters even on this forum agreed with Bernie on the issues but voted JDPriestly Jun 2016 #30
Au contraire, mon ami! beastie boy Jun 2016 #57
Only if you watched the young turks MisterFred Jun 2016 #76
It was feared this would happen SouthernDemLinda Jun 2016 #82
Not as much space between Clinton and Sanders HoosierCowboy Jun 2016 #25
Actually, at least as much space. JDPriestly Jun 2016 #43
When speaking of 'issues'... freebrew Jun 2016 #60
Agree totally marions ghost Jun 2016 #78
THIS IS Testament To What So Many Of US Bernie Supporters ChiciB1 Jun 2016 #31
But a big fat NO to open primaries. I don't want infiltrators deciding for Democrats. LaydeeBug Jun 2016 #38
I disagree totally with no to same day eegistration greiner3 Jun 2016 #51
Great idea for general elections beastie boy Jun 2016 #58
Exactly Gore1FL Jun 2016 #59
Sorry. Will fight you tooth and nail on it. You want same day registration for the general, FINE LaydeeBug Jun 2016 #65
I agree, they have a hard time with proportional representation swhisper1 Jun 2016 #34
Of *course* we do. He is fucking *awesome*. LaydeeBug Jun 2016 #37
The DNC party leadership has devoted enormous resources to eliminate the progressive wing. QED Ford_Prefect Jun 2016 #44
It's not what Democratic voters want, it's what Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants that matters. And Gene Debs Jun 2016 #56
I doubt it. stopbush Jun 2016 #61
So how badly did he lose? seabeckind Jun 2016 #66
More like 43% to Hillary's 57%. stopbush Jun 2016 #69
Link or slink. seabeckind Jun 2016 #71
Oh boy! Is it the 16th yet? leftofcool Jun 2016 #77
Don't know about Georgia, but everybody knows truebluegreen Jun 2016 #80
Sorry to disappoint you, but at least 80% of Sanders voters will stopbush Jun 2016 #84
Another made up number. seabeckind Jun 2016 #86
These are all fair points, but we are still talking about a significant portion of the party. Ash_F Jun 2016 #83
This message was self-deleted by its author stopbush Jun 2016 #85
Many people still do not understand that Clinton and Sanders have very different policies and plans. DhhD Jun 2016 #62
Recommend... KoKo Jun 2016 #63
He should follow in Howard Dean's footsteps... Johnyawl Jun 2016 #64
Maybe it's because he cares more about course of the country n/t seabeckind Jun 2016 #67
Bernie Sanders for VP, they'd make a great team! Yin and Yank work well together Sunlei Jun 2016 #68
Duh!!! billhicks76 Jun 2016 #70
Same here. seabeckind Jun 2016 #72
I worry because whenever Democrats don't nominate the most liberal candidate, they lose. Zen Democrat Jun 2016 #79
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