The Quinnipiac poll showed Sanders beating Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and Carson:
– Topping Trump 49 – 41 percent;
– Getting 44 percent to Rubio’s 43 percent;
– Beating Cruz 49 – 39 percent;
– Leading Carson 47 – 41 percent.
Sanders has the highest net approval rating ( +12) of any candidate Democratic or Republican, and he is also the candidate that voters deemed the most honest (59%-28%).
While Sanders does better on net approval rating and honesty than Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner also leads against all of the top Republicans.
The Democratic Party has a very good problem on its hands. While Republicans don’t appear to have a single electable candidate, Democrats have two. Either Sanders or Clinton would be the favorite to win the presidency if they won the Democratic nomination.
In contrast to the Republican primary where the candidates are tearing each other apart in an attempt to win the support of a small subset of voters who may help them win in Iowa, the Democratic candidates are doing it the right way.
Both Sanders and Clinton are getting stronger as the early campaign goes along. By not engaging in the sort of mudslinging contest that is dragging the Republican cabal down, Democrats are putting their nominee in the best position possible to win in November.
Bernie Sanders has risen to become the second electable possibility for Democrats in 2016, and if he could upset Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, the senator from Vermont might be favored to become the next President Of The United States.