Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Sanders rolls out bill aimed at getting Walmart to raise wages Left wants a vote on single-payer bill in new Congress MORE said on Saturday that Americans view Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrat Katie Porter unseats GOP's Mimi Walters Former Facebook security chief: 'I failed to prepare my employer' on Russian disinformation Rand Paul: Facebook must 'convince conservatives they're not the enemy' MORE as the “lesser of two evils” in a general election match-up against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ 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.