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Not So Fast on the New Poll That Says Bernie Can Beat Trump


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Positivity     39.00%   
   Negativity   61.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/bernie-sanders-trump-poll-socialist.html
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Summary

Would people who don’t like socialism vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders against President Donald Trump? The DFP poll tells us more about Trump than about Sanders. One question asked how you’d vote “if the candidates were Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.” The second version added partisan cues, asking how you’d vote “if the candidates were Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.” The third version asked how you’d vote if the candidates were “Democrat Bernie Sanders, who wants to tax the billionaire class to help the working class,” and “Republican Donald Trump, who says Sanders is a socialist who supports a government takeover of healthcare and open borders.” From this, Yglesias infers that “affixing that label to Sanders doesn’t really shift polling at all.” In its headline, Vox declares, “Bernie Sanders leads Donald Trump in polls, even when you remind people he’s a socialist.” Yglesias believes that Sanders’ performance as a candidate in Vermont supports an optimistic reading of the DFP survey. The poll could have found that if Trump were to call Sanders a socialist, most people would vote against Sanders.

As said here by William Saletan