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7 Days Out, Bernie Still Up And Closing In South Carolina

NATIONAL (VFB) – With just one week until the nation’s first primary caucus, the latest CBS/YouGov Iowa poll shows Bernie Sanders holding a slight advantage within the margin of error over Hillary Clinton.  New Hampshire is a different story, with that same poll showing Sanders up big NINETEEN points.


Sanders is also closing the gap fast in South Carolina where he has until February 27 to spread his message to voters, many who are hearing and learning about him for the first time.  For the Clinton camp, the numbers have to be troubling.

In the last three months in South Carolina, Sanders has gained THIRTEEN points, while Clinton has lost TWELVE points.  Even more telling, with the 9.4% margin of error factored into the latest poll, Sanders is roughly within TEN points with still over a month to go.

No one is more confident in his ability to close the gap than Sanders. This morning on Face the Nation he said, “I feel confident that if we can win here in Iowa, if we can win in New Hampshire and those are going to be tough races, I think we stand an excellent chance to win in South Carolina and in Nevada.”

“We have a lot of momentum on the ground. I think we’re picking up more and more African-American support. Frankly, I think we can win there.”

Outside the corporate cable news bubble, there is plenty of evidence to support Bernie’s claim that African-Americans are really starting to #FeelTheBern.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who has endorsed Sanders said yesterday, “I expect him to win in Iowa; he’s going to win in New Hampshire.” “He’s really going to get some attention from the press once he wins two states in a row, and then he is going to win South Carolina.”

If We the People have anything to say about it, hell yeah he is.

IOWA POLL

NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL

SOUTH CAROLINA POLL


Tyson Manker is a former combat marine, attorney, and college professor. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.