US Senator Bernie Sanders is currently the most popular politician in the country, a new poll shows, underscoring the important job the one-time presidential hopeful has to unite the Democratic Party after last year’s concessions to Republicans.
The Harvard-Harris survey provided to The Hill on Tuesday showed that 57 of registered American voters had favorable views of Sanders.
In fact, the senator from the state of Vermont was the only politician who scored the majority vote out of 16 officials within the administration of President Donald Trump as well as congressional leaders.
On the bottom of the list was Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. While the hardliner nationalist, who was recently removed from a key committee at the National Security Council, was favored by 16 percent of voters, nearly 45 percent of the respondents thought the opposite.
According to the poll, Sanders was viewed favorably by 80 percent of registered Democrats.