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auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:26 AM Jun 2016

Bernie supporters: a poll about Hillary vs Trump

I am genuinely curious about this. I haven't included any questions that ask you to declare who you're voting for, so this is not any purity or unity test.

I myself can't imagine believing as a Democrat/progressive/liberal that the outcome of a Hillary vs a Trump presidency would be substantively the same or that Hillary might even be worse. That genuinely makes no sense to me. But I've seen this sentiment expressed here on DU. So I thought I'd see how prevalent it is. When I use the terms "better" and "worse", what I mean is "better or worse in terms of my own ideals, values, special issues, and for the country".

Please do explain your answers in the comments if you desire.


9 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I believe a Hillary presidency would be better than a Trump presidency
9 (100%)
I believe a Hillary presidency would be the same level of "bad" as a Trump presidency
0 (0%)
I believe a Hillary presidency would be worse than a Trump presidency
0 (0%)
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Bernie supporters: a poll about Hillary vs Trump (Original Post) auntpurl Jun 2016 OP
any democratic leadership John_Doe80004 Jun 2016 #1
Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court!! auntpurl Jun 2016 #2
Hillary > Trump bigwillq Jun 2016 #3
Thank you for your reply. auntpurl Jun 2016 #4
No prob. bigwillq Jun 2016 #5
I believe a punch in the arm would be better than a punch in the groin. Dawgs Jun 2016 #6
Thank you for your reply. auntpurl Jun 2016 #7
In terms of moving the country backwards, Hillary is not worse than Trump JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #8
Thank you for your reply. auntpurl Jun 2016 #9
Protecting Obamacare. John Poet Jun 2016 #10
That definitely falls under "special issues" that are super important. auntpurl Jun 2016 #11
If I believed Democrats would push back on Clinton when need be and that TheKentuckian Jun 2016 #12
Ok. Thanks for your reply. auntpurl Jun 2016 #13
... auntpurl Jun 2016 #14
As a Hillary supporter I won't vote but I'll K&R Maru Kitteh Jun 2016 #15
Thanks! auntpurl Jun 2016 #16

John_Doe80004

(156 posts)
1. any democratic leadership
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:32 AM
Jun 2016

would be be better than conservative leadership. for both presidency and congress. when Hillary is nominated i will vote for her in the general election!!! and i urge my fellow Sanders supporters to do so as well. we have to defeat the conservative agenda of bigotry, hate, and division.

auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
2. Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court!!
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:36 AM
Jun 2016

Thank you for your reply. And thank you for seeing the big picture.

 

Dawgs

(14,755 posts)
6. I believe a punch in the arm would be better than a punch in the groin.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:49 AM
Jun 2016

True, but neither option is a desirable one.

JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)
8. In terms of moving the country backwards, Hillary is not worse than Trump
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 09:54 AM
Jun 2016

However, I have no illusions about Hillary wanting to move the country forward. So in pursuing any agenda left of center or enhancing transparency in government, she is a step back.

 

John Poet

(2,510 posts)
10. Protecting Obamacare.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 09:57 AM
Jun 2016

I will likely be dragged kicking and screaming to vote for Hillary,
for that reason, and that reason alone.
(well, and to vote against Trump, but I could do that on a different ballot line).

auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
11. That definitely falls under "special issues" that are super important.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 09:58 AM
Jun 2016

I imagine that if Trump won, repealing Obamacare would be one of his "first 100 days" goals.

TheKentuckian

(25,300 posts)
12. If I believed Democrats would push back on Clinton when need be and that
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:03 AM
Jun 2016

there was any institutional level resistance to the Turd Way of any measure and/or any issue solidarity beyond demographic focus points with the Clinton rank and file it would be a no brainer but I worry that Clinton with virtually unquestioned support may actually move the corporate and neocon agendas more effectively than Trump while further entrenching in the Turd Way grip on our party and hobbling even more the left.

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