Packed schedule for Sanders in Iowa

This weekend, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will travel to Iowa for at least eight separate events.

On Saturday, the Senator will hold four town meetings. In Anamosa, the focus will be on racial justice and prison reform. The other three meetings will be held in Clinton, Dubuque and Waterloo.

On Sunday morning, Sanders will attend a church service at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Waterloo. Following the service, he will hold a meet-and-greet with volunteers at the campaign’s Waterloo field office on 4th Street.

In the afternoon, Sanders will hold a town meeting in Mount Vernon and Cornell College, before travelling to Davenport, where he will hold another meet-and-greet with volunteers at the field office.

Sanders to appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will tomorrow night make an appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders will be on the Tonight Show. Other guests include John Cena and Troye Sivan. So that’s interesting.

The show is live on Tuesday, 8 December from 11:35 ET.

Time readers name Sanders Person of the Year

Readers of Time have overwhelmingly thrown their support behind Bernie Sanders to be named Person of the Year.

In a poll of Time readers conducted over several weeks, more than 10 per cent of respondents said that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders should be named Person of the Year, well ahead of any other presidential hopeful.

Trailing sanders in the poll were Malala Yousafzai, who just over 5 per cent of readers supported for the award, and Pope Francis, who finished third with 3.7 per cent of support.

Other presidential candidates were far behind the independent Senator from Vermont. His rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, saw just 1.4 per cent of respondents showing their support. Sanders also placed far ahead of President Obama.

However, the readers’ poll does not decide who Time will name Person of the Year. The magazine’s editors will make that decision based on who has influenced the news the most this year. The choice will be revealed on Wednesday morning.

Sanders has been a unique voice in the presidential race, predominantly attracting the support of students and young people across the United States. His progressive agenda, which includes free college tuition, single-payer healthcare and campaign finance reform has been popular among younger voters.

He has also attracted support from unlikely places, including the Republican Party. His vision is resonating with millions across the United States. Voters have also fallen in love with his progressive record in congress, his consistent policy positions, and his unorthodox campaign style, which excludes negativity and personal attacks.

Countless celebrities and influencers have also backed Sanders’ presidential bid, including the co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak and artists such as Neil Young. Other powerful names in Sanders’ corner include Wil Wheaton, Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito.

Nevertheless, Sanders has his work cut out for him, currently trailing Hillary Clinton nationally for the Democratic nomination. His competitiveness in early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire, however, have cast a shadow of doubt over Clinton’s chances of winning the nomination.

While campaigning, Sanders continues to represent his state of Vermont in the Senate.

Sanders would beat every top Republican candidate

If a general election was held today, Bernie Sanders would defeat every top GOP candidate, according to a new poll.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, Sanders defeats Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in a hypothetical general election matchup.

The poll slams any claims that the independent Senator from Vermont is unelectable. He generally performs better against Republicans than his rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton.

Despite the findings, American voters still believe Hillary Clinton would have a better chance against Republicans in a general election.

Senator Sanders gets the best rating for honesty grades among the candidates on both sides. That won’t come as a surprise to Sanders supporters, though.

Sanders holds strong lead for Time Person of the Year

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a commanding lead in Time’s Person of the Year poll, well ahead of other candidates.

Sanders is currently polling at 10.5 per cent of poll respondents. His rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, is polling at 1.3 per cent. GOP presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump receives 2 per cent of support in the poll.

No presidential candidate has ever been named as Person of the Year prior to winning the White House. Time’s editors will choose the Person of the Year, but they urge readers to participate in their poll anyway.

Other influencers currently trailing Sanders in the poll include Malala Yousafzai, Pope Francis and Barack Obama.

Time’s poll closes on December 6. You can cast your vote here.