Now that he has no doubt that he will be the nominee for the November clash, Donald Trump is focusing on the next step of his campaign, which consists in obtaining all the support he cans. And it seems that he’s more optimistic than ever, as, according to The Wall Street Journal, he’s looking forward to winning some votes from an unexpected source: Bernie Sanders’ voters.
“I’m hearing we’re going to get close to 40% of his supporters,” Trump said at a recent campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The system is rigged against Bernie, so he can’t win in the Democratic presidential primary. We’re going to get tremendous numbers from Bernie Sanders.”
Trump took a big dose of optimism
Yes, this might sound as a plausible scenario, but from an idea to actually getting those votes there’s a very long road. After all, you just can’t ask Democrats to support a Republican candidate. And not just any Republican, but one who wants to build a wall at the Mexican border.
Bernie Sanders’ supporters seem to be sharing the same opinion. “He is living in a fantasy world” or “I cannot in good conscience vote for Trump” are just a few opinions shared by them.
According to a few surveys conducted at the beginning of the year, just 6% of Bernie‘s supporters would actually vote for Trump, while 81% of them would opt for Hillary Clinton. Still, things changed with time.
A newer survey, made by WSJ and NBC, reveals that 66% of Bernie Sanders’ supporters would vote for her, while 17% would vote for Trump. Finally, the other 17% said that they would vote for neither candidate or weren’t sure.
The Bern is not even considering the idea!
“If I’m not the candidate, I will do everything that I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become president of the United States,” he said in an interview earlier this month.