In what might be bad news for Bernie Sanders, a new gallup poll shows 53% of Americans would not vote for a socialist for President.
Per Gallup more than nine in 10 Americans say they would vote for a presidential candidate nominated by their party who happened to be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman.
Such willingness drops to eight in 10 for candidates who are evangelical Christians or are gays or lesbians. Between six and seven in 10 would vote for someone who is under 40 years of age, over 70, a Muslim or an atheist.
Just one group tested — socialists — receives majority opposition.
Less than half of Americans, 45%, say they would vote for a socialist for president, while 53% say they would not.
Ahead of the Nevada caucus, Las Vegas Weekly recently co-endorsed Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden and called Sanders a “non-starter”
“Sanders is the only clear non-starter. It’s impossible not to regard the Vermont senator in a Trumplike mold—he seldom has shown an ability to build consensus and threatens to use executive orders extensively, just like Trump. It’s also doubtful he could assemble a highly qualified Cabinet, meaning he’d essentially be the left wing version of Trump: isolated, angry, unable to work with others and showing too little respect for dissenting opinions. A Sanders candidacy simply guarantees a Trump second term.”
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com