Now, let me be upfront here; this isn’t going to be a “Oh, if only Bernie had gotten the nomination!” screed, so, if you’re looking for that post, I’m sure you can find plenty of other choices elsewhere.
No, this is solely going to be a commiseration on the fact- fact- that as of the most recent polling, Bernie Sanders is, by far and away, the single most popular politician in the country right now.
Let’s be clear, here, folks; the Democratic party is facing an existential threat far worse than any it’s ever faced before. But let’s not dwell on that just now; let’s get down to answering the question posed in the diary title, because it’s not one with a nebulous answer. In fact, it’s a pretty simple answer, once you think about it.
So, first and foremost, let’s go to the numbers; here’s the last snapshot from the Pollster aggregator at Huffington Post:
Damn. A 22-point aggregate approval rating. Which is impressive, certainly, but… what does that mean?