That does not bode well for Bernie.
Courtesy of Gallup:
More than nine in 10 Americans say they would vote for a presidential candidate nominated by their party who happened to be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman. Such willingness drops to eight in 10 for candidates who are evangelical Christians or are gays or lesbians. Between six and seven in 10 would vote for someone who is under 40 years of age, over 70, a Muslim or an atheist.
Just one group tested — socialists — receives majority opposition. Less than half of Americans, 45%, say they would vote for a socialist for president, while 53% say they would not.
I keep trying to explain this to my daughter but she stubbornly refuses to see it as the problem that it will surely be in the general election.
Younger people in general simply do not see socialism as the frightening term that my generation, and older generations, were conditioned to see it.
I personally do not have a problem with socialism, but I am also not reflective of my generation.
I found the answer to other questions also quite interesting.
For instance when asked if they were willing to vote for a woman 86% of Republicans were fine with it, compared to 95% of Independents, and 99% of Democrats.
73% of Republicans were okay with a candidate over 70, while 68% of Independents were on board, as were 66% of Democrats.
(That also does not help Bernie. Or for that matter Bloomberg, Biden, or Warren.)
Now here is the one that hit home for me.
Only 41% of Republicans would consider voting for an Atheist, while 68% of Independents were okay with it, and 69% of Democrats did not see it as a problem.
Just some food for thought.