Exit polls: Nearly half of W.Va. Sanders backers would vote Trump

by Rebecca Savransky  |  published on May 11, 2016

Nearly half of the voters in the West Virginia Democratic primary who backed Bernie Sanders say they would vote for Republican Donald Trump in the fall presidential election, according to exit polls reported by CBS News.

Forty-four percent of Sanders supporters surveyed said they would rather back the presumptive GOP nominee in November, with only 23 percent saying they’d support Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. And 31 percent said would support neither candidate in the likely general election match-up.

According to exit polls reported by ABC News, about one-third of Democratic primary voters would choose Trump in a general election match-up between him and Clinton. In that survey, 44 percent would choose Clinton, and 21 percent would choose neither candidate.

According to ABC News, about 80 percent of West Virginia Republican voters say they’re excited or optimistic about what Trump would do if he were elected president, and 9 in 10 think Trump is likely to beat Clinton in a general election.

  • justinwachin

    This doesn’t surprise me. I suspect most of Bernie’s votes are more about opposing Clinton than embracing his socialist agenda. People are happy with socialism until it comes time to pay the bill. Based on what I’ve read Bernie’s agenda would create a massive bill.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    no kidding, so much for the so-called experts

  • TeaPartyPatriot


    Vote in November




    • red110306

      Excellent analysis.

  • Rodney Steward

    Sanders is proof that the DUMB DOWN system has worked well, the Sanders voters don’t even know what socialism is, and Hellary is Obama on steroids, leaves no one but Trump!!

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