One of the zombie memes of this election cycle is that while Sanders is the better candidate on the issues and has been a consistent supporter of progressive values all his life, we should vote for the warmongering, oligarchy-supporting Hillary Clinton because despite her dubious past policy positions and doubtful integrity, she is the more ‘electable’ candidate.
This idea that she will win against the Republican nominee while Sanders will lose has been shown to be wrong in poll after poll and now a new CNN/ORC poll confirms that.
Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Hillary Clinton would beat Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a general election, according to a CNN/ORC poll of national voters released Tuesday morning.
Sanders led Trump with an 12-point lead, 55 to 43 percent. In the January iteration of the poll, Sanders only led by three points.
Sanders also beat Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) by eight points and beat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by 17 points in head-to-head match-ups.
Clinton beat Trump with an 8-point lead, 52 to 44 percent. This is a sharp increase from the 1- to 2-point leads she had over the real estate mogul in the December and January versions of the poll.
Clinton lost to Rubio by three points and lost to Cruz by one point in head-to-head match-ups. [My emphaisis-MS}
But this will not stop the political and media establishment from continuing to bolster Clinton by arguing that she is the more electable candidate.