@5, Sanders is polling above Clinton against Trump because people who are on the fence about Trump would take Sanders over Clinton any day. These people HATE Hillary Clinton. They see her as a crooked, disingenuous, Big Money shill. They realize deep down Trump is a buffoon, yet respect him for being up front about it. They also respect Sanders for being a straight shooter. They view Clinton as doing and saying anything to get elected, like her recent revisionist Nancy Reagan AIDS hero comments
, which were a pathetic attempt at pandering to the right.
In November when it comes down to voting for a tacky reality show host, and a serious presidential candidate who genuinely, truly, isn't a sell out, it'd be a landslide. This isn't the cold war anymore and communism isn't a powerful enough scare tactic. Trump will have a hard time finding something as detrimental to Sanders as Clinton's crookedness. Further undermining her campaign are the corrupt tactics used to steal the nomination, alienating true progressives on the left.
I don't want our first woman president to be the reincarnation of Nixon.