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Rebooting Bernie Sanders

Rebooting Bernie Sanders

A post-Super Tuesday Reuters-Ipsos poll this week found that Biden has an 18 point lead over Sanders on the question of which candidate is best on jobs and the economysolid evidence that Sanders should work harder to convey the breadth of his economic agenda. That agenda now includes not only higher taxes on the wealthy and a $15 minimum wage, but a job guarantee and a full slate of workplace democracy proposals, including a plan to have major companies gradually grant their employees a 20 percent ownership stake. These are the boldest economic proposals being offered by anyone in the Democratic Party and they are remarkably popular: Polls have shown majorities of the electorate favor a job guarantee for several years at this point, and a poll from the Democracy Collaborative and YouGov last year found that 55 percent of Americans would hypothetically support an ownership plan that would transfer 50 percent ownership stakes to workers at an even broader array of companies than Sanders has actually proposed.

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Publication date: 2020-03-07
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