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Monday Poll results: Bernie Sanders handily defeats Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton held a spirited debate last week in Milwaukee.
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton held a spirited debate last week in Milwaukee. The Associated Press

Watch out, Hillary Clinton, because Bernie Sanders came out a big winner in this week’s Monday Poll about the two Democratic candidates for president.

The obvious good news for Clinton: This unscientific survey doesn’t mean Sanders is going to win the party’s nomination this summer.

Here are the results, based on about 1,500 responses.

1) Sanders could be elected as president in November, as Americans reject concerns over his identity as a “democratic socialist.”

Agree strongly 64%

Agree 18%

Disagree 8%

Disagree strongly 10%

2) Clinton is a better-qualified candidate because of her experience as the wife of a president, a senator and secretary of state.

Agree strongly 16%

Agree 6%

Disagree 26%

Disagree strongly 51%

3) Both candidates are actively vying for the votes of African-Americans. Those voters have better reasons to support:

Hillary Clinton 19%

Bernie Sanders 81%

4) It is important to me that Clinton be elected this year as the first woman president in U.S. history.

Agree strongly 10%

Agree 6%

Disagree 22%

Disagree strongly 63%

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