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Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality’s Presidential Election Index (PEI), which has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996, predicts that Joe Biden will be a stronger candidate than Beto O’Rourke in a general election matchup with Donald Trump.

Summary: A psychological analysis of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders — a contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election — by Catherine Lundstrom, Hanae Nakamoto, Jacob Wankel, Christian Grande, Joe Trenzeluk, Atarah Pinder, and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, revealed that Sanders’s primary personality patterns are Dominant/controlling and Contentious/resolute, with secondary Ambitious/confident features. In summary, Sanders’s personality composite can be characterized as a “deliberative nonconformist.”