Bernie Sanders’ supporters may finally have something to cheer about.
The Vermont senator seems to be establishing a significant lead against fellow Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, with Fox News January polls tipping Sanders to be ahead of Clinton by a 50-37 percent margin among New Hampshire Democratic primary voters.
The increase in Sanders’ lead will come as great news to the crusading senator, who has previously been tipped to defeat Clinton and prevail over Trump in another recent poll carried out by Quinnipiac University. But Bernie Sanders has nonetheless often found himself sidelined when it comes to polls conducted by the mainstream media, and to find himself leading significantly against Hillary Clinton in a major poll will no doubt give his campaign the boost it might need in the race for Democratic nomination.
According to the poll, Sanders has seen his advantage over Clinton increase dramatically since mid-November, when he was projected to edge out Clinton by merely one percent.
Bernie Sanders may be most proud of his ever-increasing support pool of young people, with the Fox poll showing that the Vermont senator is especially well-liked, and in fact preferred over Hillary Clinton, by voters under the age of 45. There is little doubt that Bernie appears to have struck a chord with young voters, most of whom believe that addressing issues of Wall Street reform and tax reforms are the most important criteria in selecting the next President of the United States. As the poll showed, young voters picked Sanders over Clinton by a remarkable 24-point margin (55-31 percent).
Furthermore, Bernie Sanders also seems to have won over female supporters, with seven percent more women voters choosing him over Hillary Clinton. Democrats in New Hampshire would also be much more satisfied with Sanders as the party’s nominee: 85 percent would be satisfied with Sanders as the party’s presidential nominee, while only 68 percent feel the same way about Clinton.
Although detractors might point out that the latest poll only establishes Bernie Sanders’ lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire — and by extension does not reveal too much about both of their positions in the national race — the very fact that Bernie Sanders has seen his lead almost double over the last month no doubt bodes well for the Vermont senator in the long run.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders appeared to hint who his vice presidential candidate might be during the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore recently, according to the Huffington Post. When the subject of his potential vice presidential running mate comes up around the 3:46 mark in the video which you can view below, Sanders explicitly hints who it could be.
“Elizabeth Warren is a very good friend of mine, I have known here for a long time, before she was in the Senate.
She is a great US Senator.
She has stood up to Wall Street.
She has stood up to the Big Money interests.
So, she uh, she and I will work together.”
As the vice president, Elizabeth Warren could potentially have a much larger platform for her policy and ideas, all of which are similar to Senator Sanders.
It would be interesting to see if Bernie Sanders can extend his lead over Hillary Clinton nationally over the course of the next few months, but the latest poll results are undoubtedly a testament to the Vermont senator’s growing influence over the American public and over the American media.
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