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Undecided 36%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden13%
Bernie Sanders8%
Kamala Harris8%

Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:46 PM

17. Quite a few... but not as a protest

 

There's a common misperception that voters are generally either republican or democrat and the real swing is between those who are energized to vote and those who aren't.

While turnout IS always a large factor in races, the perception is entirely false. There are a large number of voters (including primary voters) who could vote either R or D depending on the specific candidates. There really were Reagan Democrats and (Bill) Clinton Republicans. Until this most recent presidential race, it was a good thing that a candidate could draw voters away from the other side.

Looking that the specifics, Sanders could be seen as expanding the base. He brought in people on the left who considered the party to be too conservative previously - and I doubt many of them voted for Trump. He brought in people from center - who absolutely could have gone the other way once he wasn't in the race. And he brought in younger voters who had never participated in politics - I doubt that they would support Trump, but I don't really know.

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

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