Bernie Sanders is still the most popular politician in America

Will Sanders’ continued popularity help him win some support for his upcoming proposed legislations?


A new poll has found that Bernie Sanders remains the most popular politician in America, and is the only national politician that a majority of voters actually like.

The Harvard-Harris Poll, conducted online from August 17 to 22, took responses from 2,263 voters from left, right, and nonpartisan backgrounds. The poll asked responders questions on their feelings about Republicans, Democrats, recent political events, and issues. 

Results showed that 54 percent of voters view the Vermont senator favorably, with 36 percent feeling the opposite. The only other politician that came close to Sanders was Vice President Mike Pence, who earned a favorability rating of 44 percent.

Sanders has remained the most popular politician for the last several months, starting back in April, when a survey, also by Harvard-Hill, was conducted and found almost 60 percent of Americans viewed him favorably.

Bernie Sanders has remained surprisingly active since his loss in the Democratic primaries to Hillary Clinton. He continues to travel around the country, meeting with voters (he’s been to 15 states so far), as well as continuing to push for his supported issues, such as universal health care.

Donald Trump received an approval rating of 43 percents, with 57 percent disapproving. Paul Ryan received only 33 percent favorability, and Mitch McConnell received the lowest favorability of any national politician at 19 percent.

Hopefully, Sanders’ continued popularity can help him win some support for his upcoming proposed legislations on drug pricing and universal health care.


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.