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    According to a poll released by Rasmussen Reports, more than one third of Democrats in the United States want presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to pick her rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, as her running mate in the election for US president.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) More than one third of Democrats in the United States want presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to pick her rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, as her running mate in the election for US president, according to a poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Tuesday.

    "They may still be embroiled in a contentious primary race, but Democratic voters appear to want Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to run on the same presidential ticket later this year," a press release accompanying the poll stated.

    Sanders was picked by 36 percent of likely Democratic voters, who were given five names from which to choose. Senator Elizabeth Warren came in a distant second at 19 percent, while 10 percent chose Department of Housing and Urban Secretary Julian Castro.

    Other names on the Rasmussen ballot were Senator Cory Booker, who received 8 percent and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley with 2 percent.

    Clinton has an almost insurmountable lead in the race for the required number of delegates to secure the Democratic Party nomination for US president.

    However, Sanders has won ten of the last 12 state primary elections in an increasingly bitter contest that has highlighted weaknesses in Clinton’s appeal to voters.


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