Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the campaign is ready to bring into the fold anyone in the “feel the Bern” movement who is not inclined to support Clinton in the general election.
“You have two candidates in Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders which have reignited a group of people who have been disenfranchised and disappointed with the way Washington, D.C. and career politicians have run the country,” Lewandowski said. “Bernie Sanders has large crowds — not as large as Mr. Trump’s, but large crowds — and so there is a level of excitement there for people about his messaging and we will bring those people in.”
But even as the two candidates share similar campaign messages, there is a big hurdle to Trump winning over Sanders supporters. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that among Democratic leaning voters who want Sanders to be the party’s nominee, only 13% of them view Trump favorably, while 86% view him unfavorably.