We asked 6 political scientists if Bernie Sanders would have a shot in a general electionBreaking News
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Bernie Sanders has gone from long-shot candidate to a real contender for the Democratic nomination for president.
Were Democrats to make the "democratic socialist" from Vermont their nominee, would he have a chance of winning a general election?
We posed that question to six of the country's top political scientists, and their answers were broadly consistent: Under some unlikely circumstances, Sanders could win a general election. But nominating him would make it significantly more difficult for Democrats to keep the White House.