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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:21 PM

 

Here's How Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Ultimately Voted For Trump [View all]

From the article:

Fully 12 percent of people who voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries voted for President Trump in the general election. That is according to the data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study ó a massive election survey of around 50,000 people. (For perspective, a run-of-the-mill survey measuring Trump's job approval right now has a sample of 800 to 1,500.)


https://www.npr.org/2017/08/24/545812242/1-in-10-sanders-primary-voters-ended-up-supporting-trump-survey-finds

According to the analysis of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, fewer than 80 percent of those who voted for Sanders, an independent, in the Democratic primary did the same for Clinton when she faced off against Trump a few months later. Whatís more, 12 percent of those who backed Sanders actually cast a vote for Trump.



https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-trump-2016-election-654320

If we believe these two sources, 12% of Bernie Sanders supporters voted for Trump in 2016.

Troubling? Certainly. But more troubling, to me, was the high percentage of registered voters who could not be bothered to vote.

Estimates show more than 58 percent of eligible voters went to the polls during the 2016 election, nearly breaking even with the turnout rate set during the last presidential election in 2012, even as the final tallies in states like California continue to be calculated, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Elections Project.


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/voter-turnout-2016-elections

My point is not to excuse those Sanders supporters who voted for Trump. I can see no rational reason that any voter who supported Sanders would have chosen Trump.

But very troubling is that huge numbers of actual registered voters cannot be bothered to vote.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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