In 12 matchups against Trump published so far in May (5/1 - 5/15):
• Sanders beat Trump 9 times and lost 3. Winning percentage: 75%.
• Clinton beat Trump 7 times, lost 5. Winning percentage: 58%.
Data source: RealClearPolitics.com
Some matchups were won or lost by just 1 point. If we call these "virtual ties," then:
• Sanders beat Trump 9 times, lost 2 and had 1 virtual tie — winning 75%.
• Clinton beat Trump 5 times, lost 5 and had 2 virtual ties — winning 42%.
Sanders' performance in these May matchups is remarkable. Consider: Trump is his party's presumptive nominee, while Sanders has been written off by establishment Dems and corporate media.
Against these ridiculous odds, voters still choose Sanders over Trump 3 times out of 4 — earning Sanders the "hooray" in our headline.
Contrast Sanders' buoyant performance to that of the Dems' prematurely presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton.
By now, Clinton should be whipping Trump in every matchup poll. Isn't that why voters picked her in primary races — to stop GOP crazies from gaining the White House? That is why many people said, "I like Bernie, but I'm going to hold my nose and vote for Hillary — because she's more electable."
Well, how's that workin' out for ya?
With the best of intentions, these primary voters picked the weaker candidate. How weak? How about a winning record of 58% so far this month against Trump? Or 42% if we ignore 1-point "virtual ties"? Is that weak enough for you?
We do understand: with the best of intentions, voters can make mistakes. But this one's a doozy.
The stakes are staggeringly high. The Dems must lock out Trump and defeat the GOP.
Clinton's consistently dismal numbers against the GOP for the past 2-3 months — totaling well over 100 matchups tallied here at BernieWorks.com — clearly show that she is the wrong person for this mission.
And now, Clinton's May numbers against Trump go from "dismal" to "frightening."
There's a longshot chance of correcting this disastrous choice. Voters in the eight remaining primary states plus D.C. could keep Clinton from having a lock on the nomination before the Dem convention.
It would take a massive pro-Sanders vote — improbable but not impossible if everyone were to realize how weak a candidate Clinton really is. And how remarkably strong Sanders has proven to be, even now.
Thanks to Sanders, no one needs to hold their nose and vote for an establishment candidate they don't like. They can vote for the one they like and admire — who also is the strongest contender and the safest bet to beat the GOP.
So if you know anyone who lives in an upcoming primary state, please do your part. Let them know the truth. Refer them to the overwhelming evidence on this site or elsewhere. They don't have to hold their nose.
You'll be doing a great thing for your family and our nation.