NeverTrumper Bill Kristol has made it abundantly clear he would like nothing more for President Trump to be defeated in 2020.
However, lately he has been extremely distressed with Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders rising to frontrunner status.
Kristol does not believe Sanders is the right horse for Democrats to have in the race against Trump and is letting it be known to his Twitter followers.
No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus, and Bernie is less electable than the other Democrats. Please read this piece. Read the academic study it summarizes. Then, Dear Democrats: DO NOT NOMINATE BERNIE.
Kristol appears to be a Joe Biden supporter, tweeting:
Trump and his aides were obsessed with destroying one, and only one, of the Democratic candidates: Joe Biden. If they feared him so much, maybe we should, after acknowledging his flaws, go back to the big picture: At the end of the day, he’ll beat Trump and govern responsibly.
Trump and his aides were obsessed with destroying one, and only one, of the Democratic candidates: Joe Biden. If they feared him so much, maybe we should, after acknowledging his flaws, go back to the big picture: At the end of the day, he'll beat Trump and govern responsibly.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 26, 2020
While an outlier, a recent Rasmussen poll has Trump indeed thumping Sander is a theoretical head to head matchup.
Per Rasmussen, President Trump would KO Democrat front-runner Bernie Sanders if the 2020 presidential election were held today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump earning 50% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Sanders’ 43%. Seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The incumbent president wins 84% of the Republican vote and leads 49% to 39% among voters not affiliated with either major party. Sanders captures 75% of Democrats, but nearly one-in-four Democratic voters (22%) opt for Trump instead.
Senior Democrats including many of Sanders’ opponents for the presidential nomination argue that his socialist views are too radical for a general election. With Sanders’ views getting a wider airing in recent days due to his front-runner status, these new findings suggest that’s true. Just two weeks ago, 51% of all voters considered it likely that any of the announced Democratic candidates could defeat Trump in the upcoming election.