Progressives Back Sanders Presidential Bid

Bernie Sanders

 

(The following was published in the BurlingtonFreePress.)

A national group of left-leaning pro­gressives says its members strongly sup­port a bid for the White House recently floated by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

In a poll being released this morning, a group called RootsAction.org found that 81 percent of 19,131 of its members re­sponding to an on-line poll said “yes” when asked the question, “Do you want Senator Bernie Sanders to run for presi­dent in 2016?”

Another 10 percent of the respondents said they weren’t sure and 9 percent an­swered “No.” The poll participants came from all 50 states, the group said in a state­ment.

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(A link to this story was posted on the Progressive Party of Vermont’s Facebook Page with the following status:)

Should Bernie run for President in 2016?

Although we’re not the Progressives identified in the headline, many members of the Vermont Progressive Party are intrigued by the idea of Vermont’s independent Senator Bernie Sanders bringing a progressive viewpoint to the 2016 presidential race. What do you think?

The status received nearly two dozen likes and a share. If Bernie Sander’s does run for president in 2016 it will be interesting to see if he does it as an Independent or a Democrat. If he does run as an Independent it will be even more interesting to see if the progressive parties offer him their ballot lines.

 

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