You did this DNC, it is your fault. Bernie would have destroyed Trump. You corrupt collusion gsve us an unelectable candudate. Shame on you!
In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning victory, Bernie Sanders supporters have united, claiming he would have defeated Trump.
Four of the top 10 posts on Reddit's r/all argued Sanders would have won. Redditors largely supported Sanders in the Democratic primary.
The polls and Reddit agree
And independent polls seemed to agree with Reddit. Back in May, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll suggested Sanders could beat Trump by 15 percentage points. And a CBS-New York Times poll gave Sanders a 13-percentage point edge.
Those polls, of course, were based on a hypothetical scenario. But Sanders' political platform, largely focused on reducing income inequality, may have struck more of a chord with the working-class voters that were key to Trump's victory.
Sanders was quiet on social media on Election Day.
But liberal pundits agreed Sanders would likely have won.
Many were quick to to condemn the Democratic National Convention.
Even tweets from the party celebrating other Democrats' victories were criticized.
Some were more optimistic.
Bernie Sanders warned us. Of course he'd prefer to be the candidate. But he told us the danger Trump posed. Too many ignored him.— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) November 9, 2016
Others were cautionary, blaming progressives for failing to heed Sanders' warning.