Have no effect
"If he actually runs, it will be a small protest vote."
"Sanders could do relatively well in liberal Iowa and neighboring N.H. and embarrass Clinton, with no long-range damage."
Q: How would a primary challenge by Sen. Bernie Sanders affect Hillary Clinton in 2016?
REPUBLICANS (87 VOTES)
Strengthen Clinton: 36%Weaken Clinton: 16%Have no effect: 48%
"She'll easily beat him, and he'll make her look like a centrist."
"Because the Left needs to release some steam, it's best done with a third-rate primary candidate rather than a real third-party challenge."
"She gets to win something. Do that without serious damage, and it's always a plus. Bradley's challenge helped Gore in 2000."
"The worst thing for Hillary Clinton is a yearlong coronation. Breaking a sweat in the primary would make her a better candidate."
"Both he and Warren drive her to the left."
"A challenge from the left is her biggest vulnerability. It will further alienate Hillary from the party base and give her more left-wing positions to defend in the general election."
Have no effect
"Bernie Sanders might as well be Col. Sanders."
"Sanders is unlikely to get enough steam to have a real effect on Hillary's momentum."
"Her biggest problem is in White House, not Iowa or New Hampshire."
"Bernie Sanders is no Elizabeth Warren."
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