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    Curtains for Clinton? Majority of Democrats Happy With Sanders as Nominee

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    According to a new poll, most of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s supporters would be satisfied should her competitor, Vermont Senator and professed socialist Bernie Sanders, receive the nomination.

    The Monmouth University poll was conducted from July 30 through August 2 among 1,203 democratic and democratic leaning voters.  It revealed that, while Clinton maintains a lead over Sanders, only 16% would be dissatisfied and 7% would be upset if Sanders secured the nomination.

    Seventeen percent of those polled said they would be enthusiastic about a Sanders ticket, while 39% stated that they would be satisfied.

    "Clinton continues to be the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination, but Democrats don't have a particularly strong attachment to seeing her become their nominee," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

    While Clinton has the super PACs and the name recognition, Sanders has been gaining enthusiasm and favorability points as more people learn about who he is.  Meanwhile, Clinton’s favorability rating has been on the decline.

    Sanders currently holds a 42% favorability rating, up from 22% in December, while Clinton is at 71%, which has dropped from the 82% she held in December.

    In New Hampshire, Sanders is polling within six points of Clinton — considered a statistical tie due to margin of error.

    As Sanders continues to call out the oligarchy and refuse big-money donations, his populist message is soaring. It may be time for Clinton to start getting nervous.


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