Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersModerates see vindication in Lipinski’s primary win Sanders: Fox News 'couldn't handle' town hall on economic inequality Mississippi woman appointed to Senate, making Vermont only state to never have female lawmaker MORE said on Saturday that Americans view Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump can save Republicans and restore sanity to California in 2018 Breitbart News denies readership drop, alt-right label Mellman: The next war MORE as the “lesser of two evils” in a general election match-up against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE.
"We need a campaign, an election, coming up which does not have two candidates who are really very, very strongly disliked,” he said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week” set to air Sunday. “I don't want to see the American people voting for the lesser of two evils. I want the American people to be voting for a vision of economic justice, of social justice, of environmental justice, of racial justice."
When pressed about whether he would describe Clinton as the “lesser of two evils” in an election contest against Trump, Sanders demurred.
“No, I wouldn’t describe it, but that’s what the American people are saying,” he said. “If you look at the favorability ratings of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both of them have very, very high unfavorables.”
According to a recent poll, 55 percent of registered voters view Trump unfavorably, and 52 percent consider Clinton unfavorably.