Poll: Trump Beats Clinton … But Sanders Beats Trump

bernie sanders[Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout]

If the Dems Nominate Clinton, They’ll Lose

In a new Fox News poll, Trump beats Clinton … but Sanders beats Trump:

Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today.

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Bernie Sanders has a 46-42 percent advantage over Trump in a hypothetical matchup.

Why would Sanders win?

For one thing – unlike either Clinton or Trump – people believe he’s truthful and on the straight-and-narrow. As Fox notes:

Clinton has a net negative honesty rating of -35 points.  That’s because a new low 31 percent say she’s honest, while a record 66 percent say she isn’t.

Trump does better on this measure, although he is still underwater by 17 points:  40 percent think he’s honest and 57 percent say he’s not.

In addition, over half say the phrase “has strong moral values” does not describe Clinton (57 percent) or Trump (58 percent).

Many think “cares about people like me” doesn’t fit Trump (55 percent).

More voters than not think the “cares” attribute doesn’t work for Clinton either (46 percent yes vs. 51 percent no).

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Most think Clinton (71 percent) and Trump (65 percent) will “say anything to get elected.”  And majorities think the main reason the former secretary of state (57 percent) and businessman (56 percent) are running is for themselves — rather than for the country.

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