Sanders has better chance against Trump in general election than Clinton, according to recent poll

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has a better chance than Democratic foe Hillary Clinton at beating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.

A May 17-18 national telephone and online survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters asked:

If the 2016 presidential election were held today, would you vote for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Bernie Sanders?

Forty-five percent of those polled favored Sanders in the general election for president, with 41 percent choosing Trump.

Eight percent chose another candidate, with five percent undecided.

Clinton, however, does not fare so well when potential voters were asked to choose between her and Trump.

In the Rasmussen Reports first weekly White House Watch survey, released May 18, Trump leads Clinton 42 percent to 37 percent if the two were to face in the presidential general election.


That poll also found Sanders leading Trump 44 percent to 38 percent among independents, with Clinton losing to Trump 41 percent to 28 percent among unaffiliated voters.

In a Clinton versus Trump race 31 percent chose undecided or picked another candidate, with just 18 percent answering the same in a Sanders vs. Trump race.

The poll also found that voters under 40 overwhelmingly would select Sanders over Trump for president – 61 percent to 28 percent.


Both surveys were of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence..


Shawn Skager

For twenty years I've been reporting what my corporate overlords told me. Now I'm free to write for you, for me and for a better country for my children. After a lifetime of watching career politicians greedily consume everything within arms reach I have now seen change in the form of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. His message resonates with me and I feel most Americans would embrace it if they knew more about him and his policies. That isn't going to happen through mainstream media. That's why independent media like The Bern Report was born. To get the world out, unfiltered by our corporate masters. Because we have none. I'm looking forward to this new journey and hope the country is ready and willing to embrace true change.

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