Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: Azar defends approach on drug rebates | Trump presses Senate to act quickly on opioid crisis | Kentucky governor's Medicaid lawsuit tossed Poll finds Libertarian Senate candidate running ahead of GOP in New Mexico Senate GOP targets musicians Ben Folds, Jason Isbell as 'unhinged left' ahead of rally for Dem candidate MORE said on Saturday that Americans view Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton to headline trio of DNC fundraisers: report Allegations of ‘Trump TV’ distract from real issues at Broadcasting Board of Governors Chelsea Clinton: Politics a 'definite maybe' in the future MORE as the “lesser of two evils” in a general election match-up against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE.
 
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"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.