Does Bernie Sanders really have a shot at winning the Democratic nomination?
The Vermont senator’s dark horse candidacy, once dismissed as a political sideshow, is now expanding beyond its traditional base of support in New England, threatening what was once considered a “coronation” for Hillary Clinton.
In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Sanders was in a statistical dead heat with former Secretary of State Clinton, with 42% of Democrats nationwide saying they’d back him, compared to 44% for Mrs. Clinton.
The Sanders campaign has enjoy significant momentum following his blowout 22 point victory over Clinton in the New Hampshire primary earlier this month.
In South Carolina, where Clinton led by 50 points in December, the former First Lady now leads by only 18 points according to the latest CNN/ORC poll.