MSNBC: Sanders Supporters May Not Support Clinton if She Is the Nominee

• April 12, 2016 7:24 pm


MSNBC host Steve Kornacki on Tuesday raised the issue of how many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) say they would not support Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination for president.

Kornacki referenced a recent poll by NBC, the Wall Street Journal, and Marist that asked likely Sanders voters if they would support Clinton if she became the Democratic nominee. Thirty percent said they would not. By comparison, 15 percent of likely Clinton's voters said they would not support Sanders if he became the nominee.

Both Sanders and Clinton have said that they would support the other against the eventual Republican nominee in the general election. The polling data, however, shows that Democrats may have as deep a divide within their party as they say Republicans do in theirs.

Kornacki then brought on MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid, who has been talking to voters in New York City. Reid said that her interviews should be a source of concern for Clinton's campaign.

"Hillary does have some valid points, I just don't like the way she's carrying herself in this," one New Yorker said.

Kornacki and Reid also referenced the Clinton-supporting PUMAs from 2008, a group that believed Hillary Clinton should have been the Democratic nominee instead of Barack Obama. Some members of the group then supported other candidates in the general election.