BELOVED BERNIE: Sanders Has Highest Favorable Ratings of Any 2024 Contender

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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When thinking of the 2024 presidential cycle, names that might be conjured in one’s mind might include Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren. But a recent poll found that none of those – or any other – possible candidates are quite as popular with Americans as good old Bernie Sanders.

A USA Today-Ipsos poll found that the socialist senator from Vermont clocked in with the highest favorability among a list of 23 potential 2024 contenders, with 46% saying they have at least a somewhat favorable view of Sanders, while 41% say they view him unfavorably.

President Biden and Donald Trump had the second-highest favorability ratings at 43%, though they’re both viewed unfavorably by 52%.

Other potential candidates followed closely behind the most favored ones, including Vice President Kamala Harris and former Vice President Mike Pence, both of whom have 40% favorability ratings.

Biden insists that he’s running again in 2024, but many question that, noting his advancing age and apparently declining cognition. And some Democrats won’t even commit to endorsing him, deflecting the question by saying they’re focused on the upcoming midterm elections.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

11 COMMENTS

  1. noting his advancing age and apparently declining cognition If this was a non-issue for letting sleepy joe run, why should this be an issue for Bernie Sanders?

  2. “YWN u stink that’s the only thing I can say your a bunch of trump and human hatters shame on you bad democrats..”
    The only thing worse than ignorant trolls is illiterate trolls. Lately, we seem to have a proliferation of both.

  3. “beloved” – that isn’t what the numbers cited in the article state.

    It shows that most people do NOT have a favorable view of him.

    Perhaps the headline should say that he is the “least hated” of the major candidates, suggesting 2024 would be a good year for a “dark horse” to come and take the nomination instead of those favored by pundits (think Trump 2016, or Obama in 2008) or even a third party (think Lincoln in 1860).