Many Democrats are worried that if Bernie Sanders is the nominee, he will lose to President Trump in November.
One major donor to the party is even reportedly working behind the scenes trying to get Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to just pick someone, anyone other than Bernie.
Democratic megadonor urges Pelosi and Schumer to pick a candidate in a bid to stop Bernie Sanders
Democratic megadonor Bernard Schwartz has started reaching out to party leaders, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to encourage them to back a candidate for president in order to stop the surge of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Schwartz, the CEO of BLS Investments, told CNBC that in recent days he’s been trying to speak with Pelosi and Schumer about making a pick, in the hope that voters will follow their lead and end up denying Sanders the party’s presidential nomination.
“We should know who is the best person to beat Donald Trump, and with all due respect, Bernie Sanders cannot beat Trump,” he explained, describing the message he has relayed to the two Democratic leaders.
Schwartz noted he has yet to hear back from them but insisted that, with Super Tuesday under a week away, party leaders have to take a stand now before Sanders captures the nomination — and, in his view, takes down the party.
“They have good political reasons not to endorse until the primary is over, but I think we are losing too much if we give up on this position,” he added.
Democrats have good reason to be concerned. A new poll just came out showing Trump handily beating Bernie.
Trump Thumps Sanders in Head-to-Head Matchup
President Trump would KO Democrat front-runner Bernie Sanders if the 2020 presidential election were held today.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Trump earning 50% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Sanders’ 43%. Seven percent (7%) are undecided.
The incumbent president wins 84% of the Republican vote and leads 49% to 39% among voters not affiliated with either major party. Sanders captures 75% of Democrats, but nearly one-in-four Democratic voters (22%) opt for Trump instead.
If Bernie does well on Super Tuesday, this could get very awkward for Democrats.
They might not be able to stop this.