Fellowship of the Minds

Much of the appeal of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump is their anti-establishment personas and messages.

So it’s not surprising that a June 14th Bloomberg Politics national poll of likely voters in November’s election found that, if Hillary Clinton were the Democrat nominee, only 55% of Bernie supporters plan to vote for her, while 22% say they’ll vote for Trump, and 18% favor Libertarian Gary Johnson.

43-year-old Texan homemaker Laura Armes plans to vote for Trump. She said, “I’m a registered Democrat, but I cannot bring myself to vote for another establishment politician like Hillary. I don’t agree with a lot of what Trump says. But he won’t owe anybody. What you see is what you get.”

Conversations with two dozen Sanders supporters revealed a lingering distrust of Clinton as too establishment-friendly, hawkish or untrustworthy. As some Sanders fans see it, the primary was not a simple…

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