Poll: Dems Want Sanders as Clinton’s VP
A new poll by Rasmussen Reports revealed that the majority of Democrats want Hillary Clinton to choose Bernie Sanders as her vice president.
The Hill reports:
Thirty-six percent say they’d like the Vermont senator to be Clinton’s vice president, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came in second at 19 percent, followed by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro at 10 percent.
Eight percent said Sen. Corey Booker (D-N.J.), while 2 percent chose former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Twelve percent of Democrats prefer an unlisted candidate, while 13 percent are undecided.
Thirty-two percent of Democratic voters said it’s “very important” that their party fields a ticket consisting of only Democrats.
The poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted via telephone interviews from May 11 to 12. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
Sanders is Clinton’s only remaining challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, although he’s far behind in the race.
Clinton has 1,716 pledged delegates entering Tuesday to Sanders’s 1,433, according to The Associated Press.
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