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IOWA CAUCUSES (VFB) – The day has finally come, as all eyes are now on Iowa for the first in the nation caucuses.  If this weekend’s activities are any indicator of what might happen tonight, things are looking really good for Bernie Sanders.

First and foremost, the final polling numbers give Bernie a slight advantage.  In its last poll of 919 likely Iowa caucus-goers released this morning, Quinnipiac shows Bernie besting Hillary by three points.

However, if the rallies held this weekend by both candidates are any indicator of what tonight’s turnout will be like, Hillary might be in even more trouble than the numbers show.

On Saturday, thousands of enthusiastic Sanders supporters waited in line for hours for a packed rally in Iowa City.

By stark contrast, pictures circulating the web show a shockingly low turnout at Clinton’s Saturday events.

Bernie rally (left), Clinton rally (right)

Of course, you’d never know it from mainstream media accounts. As has been customary throughout this campaign, establishment reporters did their their duty by greatly exaggerating the level of Hillary support.

Some journalists intentionally framed their pictures to make Clinton events appear at capacity.

Others just lied made statements about over-capacity crowds, since it’s easier to exaggerate without pictures.

Unfortunately for them (and their corporate masters), the “not enough room” narrative falls apart pretty quickly when non-verified journalists tweet pictures that tell a different story.

As their desperation mounts, Clintons surrogates have also ramped up the number of ludicrous attacks against Bernie at every opportunity. Like for example, just days ago on CNN Clinton’s Senior Strategist made the laughable claim that Bernie is running the most negative campaign in modern history.

And recently, when Chelsea Clinton went equally as far off the deep end by claiming that Bernie wanted to take away everyone’s healthcare.

Desperate attacks from the Clinton camp signal weakness, not strength.

Not only that, but much can also be gleaned from the way a candidate runs their Snapchat account. In attracting younger Snapchatters, Bernie has poked fun at himself as someone who has clearly never used the mobile app before.

Clinton, on the other hand, has taken an entirely different approach, instead opting for the “Act-Cool-And-Hope-It’s-Believable” routine that she’s now famous for.

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is voter turnout.  The media can distort facts and misrepresent reality all they want, but none of that will matter if Bernie supporters come out in full mass. By the looks of final trends, it appears that’s exactly what will happen.

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