The " Pay to Play " UniParty's right-center/right fringe coalition is quite unpopular, it appears. It's " comfort the most comfortable " policies, with yet more unearned tax cuts, unneeded special medical benefits and more defense spending is a poll loser, too. The UniParty Oligarchy of 1%er phony hucksters and their bought pols ( unpatriotic elites. ), now see Sen. Sanders' progressive Democratic Socialist programs with a bemused smirk on their faces, to boot. The 1%ers very effectively smashed the Democratic Party in 2016 for at least a couple of years, exposing the puniness of their weak-kneed " pragmatic accommodation politics " to The Establishment and Wall Street. And, it simultaneously is now taunting them with " just try and go left and we'll spend another three billion bucks crushing you and your $27 man ". A win-win for their bottom line; as the country's institutional safeguards unravel, the Corporate State will charge in and take over ( see public lands sell off, toll bridges, bad insurance, private prisons, pollutants everywhere, etc ).
Seeing Sen. Sanders' popularity here is not comforting, it is disconcerting actually. Because, if you understand how decrepit and discombobberated the United States is now, you will also see by this poll that it has no electable trustworthy leadership, either. Sanders will never be allowed to be a candidate for the Presidency. That will never happen ( see DNC Chairman vote ). The UniParty will never let him, and his progressive allies, anywhere near the White House. They'll spend whatever it takes to stop that; and, you can take that to the bank, for sure.