[2016] Who would be your ideal left-wing candidates for the 2016 presidential elections?

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On the left side of the political divide, who would be your ideal candidates for the 2016 presidential elections? If you dislike them all, vote "I like" for the candidates you dislike the least, the aim being to find out which of the following candidates have the biggest appeal across the political spectrum. As with all community polls, feel free to add names of left wing politicians you would like (Right wing candidates will be removed from this poll). As usual, you can update your vote anytime you wish. Follow up polls will eventually be set up where Right and Left candidates will be pitched against each other …

2016 US presidential election polls:

Choice Blog entries I like Average I don't like I don't know votes score
80 %Elizabeth Warren — U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (D)0400158
80 %Bernie Sanders — U.S. Senator from Vermont (Ind.)0400158
60 %Howard Dean — fmr. Governor of Vermont (D)0220156
60 %Hillary Clinton — US Secretary of State & fmr. U.S. Senator from New York (D)1 entry220156
50 %Joe Biden — Vice President of the United States & fmr. U.S. Senator from Delaware (D)0211155
50 %Deval Patrick — Governor of Massachusetts (D)0130155
50 %Kathleen Sebelius — US Secretary of Health and Human Services & fmr. Governor of Kansas (D)0130155
40 %Jesse Ventura — fmr. Governor of Minnesota (Ind.)0121154
40 %Brian Schweitzer — fmr. Governor of Montana (D)0040154
40 %Kirsten Gillibrand — U.S. Senator from New York (D)0120254
40 %Jill Stein — 2012 presidential nominee (Green)0201254
30 %Martin O'Malley — fmr. Governor of Maryland (D)0111253
30 %Jerry Brown — fmr. Governor of California (D)0030253
20 %Roseanne Barr — 2012 presidential nominee (Green / Ind.)0103152
20 %Janet Napolitano — fmr. US Secretary of Homeland Security & fmr. Governor of Arizona (D)0021252
20 %Amy Klobuchar — U.S. Senator from Minnesota (D)0020352
20 %Andrew Cuomo — Governor of New York (D)0021252
0 %Michael A Steinberg — lawyer (D)0001450