Bernie Sanders is leading Hilary Clinton in Democrat polls. Hell, Joe Biden, not exactly an impressive candidate, is also gauged as more popular than Hilary. Why? Why would the most likely woman candidate for presidency be so unpopular with those who identify as Democrats, a Center-Right political party? And why would she be less popular than an Independent with socialist ideals, Sanders?
The answer is pretty evident. The electorate is finally awakening to the Big Lie of corporate capitalist government which the Clintons represent as strongly as any Republican candidate. That Big Lie is an assertion that the U.S. is still a democratic republic. Beginning with Eisenhower and culminating with Reagan, corporate control of our government has solidified. The lobby system and unharnessed corporate political contributions, stamped with the approval of the Supreme Court, have encased our government in an invulnerable country club for the top 10-20% of the population.
The only downside to Sanders' popularity is its likely scattering of the voting public into ineffectual camps. This would be less hazardous in a parliamentary system with multi-party rule. While the appeal of the first female Present of the United States may yet propel Hilary into that chair, the likelihood of real social, political and economic progress in the U.S. is poor.