Smerconish had a researcher on the show today who had conducted an in depth study of non-voters in the "battleground states" for the Knight Group. His researchers surveyed 12,000 non-voters. These are citizens who do not bother to vote for some reason satisfactory to them; disillusionment with the system, contempt for the forces in power, laziness, etc.
The head researcher said that he, like most people, had assumed that the non-voter group (now 100 million qualified adults in the US) was overwhelmingly a reservoir of people who would vote Democrat if they bothered to vote.
The data developed in the research project indicated otherwise. The data indicated that the non-voters were divided by political preference into thirds; one third leaning Democrat, one third leaning Republican and the other third unaligned but persuadable.
If this is so, then I suspect that a goodly number of the masses who show up for Trump rallies are folks who do not usually vote at all.
The data also suggests that Sanders also appeals to non-voters, not his Marxist creed, but Sanders himself.
Assuming for the argument's sake that all this is true, then it follows that the Democratic Party candidate the Republicans should want is Bloomberg, not Sanders. pl