Latest Polls for 2016 Presidential Election: Bernie Sanders on the rise, closing gap with Clinton
Bernie Sanders seems to be mesmerizing his fans across the US. There are telltale signs that both Democrats and Independents are rallying behind the 74-year old Vermont Senator.
Till just a few weeks ago, former First Lady Hillary Clinton had a huge lead over her closest rival Bernie Sanders. It was close to twenty percent and many thought that the frail looking socialist, Bernie Sanders, will never be able to seriously challenge her.
Now within a few weeks, the lead that stood at 19 percent has shrunk to just seven percent. This is a massive erosion in support for Mrs Bill Clinton who was thinking a very easy nomination process and Democratic establishment stood solidly behind her.
Latest Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests that Hillary Clintonâ€™s lead has come down below 50 percent. The new poll shows Clinton as the favorite of 49 percent of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents compared with Sanders, whose support is at 42 percent. That seven-point lead for Clinton compares with her 19-point advantage in January.
Bernie Sanders was nowhere when the nomination process began. A Washington Post report shows that in July last year Hillary Clinton enjoyed a massive lead of more than 50 percent over Bernie Sanders. She had the backing of 68 percent over Sanders.
Her lead came down slightly to 60 percent while Sanders’ acceptability rose to 34 percent. This further went down to 55 percent in January, while Sanders’ acceptability rose to 36 percent. Now her charm among Democrats has shrunk to just 49 percent, while Sanders’ rose to 42 percent.