Sanders quickly gaining ground in Virginia

Presidential contender Bernie Sanders is now a close-second in Virginia, according to new polling released on Tuesday.

A new Christopher Newport University poll shows Sanders trailing Clinton by just 12 points in Virginia, closing in on a 36 point lead the former Secretary of State held in November.

Poll respondents said they supported Clinton over Sanders, 52 to 40 per cent for the nomination. However, on the question of favorability, Sanders came out on top.

According to their website, the campaign has four campaign offices in Virginia.

Virginia holds its primary on Super Tuesday, March 1.

Sanders releases compelling new television ad

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a powerful new television advertisement, to air in South Carolina prior to the state’s primary.

The ad, dubbed Wheels of Inevitability, focuses on Sanders’ long record on civil rights, fighting racial injustice and inequality.

“He was there when Dr King marched on Washington,” the narrator says of Sanders in the ad. “Unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment.”

“There is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism,” Sanders says in the new spot.

Sanders and Clinton tied in Nevada

Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are tied in the next primary state of Nevada, according to a new poll.

Target Point survey released on Friday showed that the two candidates are in a dead-heat, with Nevadans going to the polls in around a week.

According to the poll, Clinton and Sanders had the support of 45 per cent of respondents each, while 9 per cent said that they were undecided.

On the question of trustworthiness and honesty, Sanders came out on top, beating Clinton by 24 points. Respondents said Sanders was the candidate who ‘cares more about people like you’.

Democrats in Nevada will caucus on Saturday, February 20.

Sanders and Clinton to debate Thursday

Presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head in a debate hosted by PBS in Wisconsin on Thursday.

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate Thursday night’s Democratic debate, to take place at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

The PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate will kick off at 9pm Eastern on Thursday 11 February. It will be broadcast live on PBS nation-wide, internationally on CNN and online via the PBS NewsHour website.

“Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will bring the same high journalistic standards and integrity to this debate that they bring to the PBS NewsHour every day,” said Sara Just, Executive Producer of the NewsHour.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the first all-female moderating team at a presidential debate.”

Sanders smashes fundraising records after big win

Following a huge win in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has raised millions of dollars, beating previous records.

Sanders’ campaign announced a record-breaking fundraising period following his landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

In the 18 hours since polls closed in the Granite State, Sanders has raised more than $5.2 million, smashing other fundraising efforts by the campaign.

“I’m going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America,” Sanders told the crowd,” at his victory speech in Concord, New Hampshire last night.

“My request is please go to BernieSanders.com and contribute. Please help us raise the funds we need, whether it’s $10 bucks, $20 bucks, or $50 bucks. Help up us raise the money we need to take the fight to Nevada, South Carolina, and the states on Super Tuesday.”

With all precincts in New Hampshire reporting, Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by just over 22 per cent, one of the largest margins of victory in the history of the first-in-the-nation primary.

Clinton and Sanders in nation-wide dead heat

A second poll released Friday night shows Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in a national statistical tie, creating a phenomenal trend.

The new Reuters/Ipsos national poll released Friday night backs up an earlier Quinnipiac poll, showing Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat nationally, following the nail-biting Iowa caucus.

It shows Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders 48 to 45 per cent among Democratic voters, within the 5 per cent margin of error, putting them in a statistical tie.

The poll of 512 Americans, conducted in the days following the Iowa caucus demonstrates that the Democratic race tightening.

Previously, Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than 2-to-1 margin. Sanders has narrowed that gap considerably over the past several weeks.

A Quinnipiac University poll released earlier today showed similar results. This new Reuters/Ipsos poll backs up those numbers.

Clinton, Sanders tied nationally

New Quinnipiac polling released Friday morning shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied nationally for the Democratic nomination.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders 44 to 42 per cent, well within the margin of error, putting them in a nationwide statistical tie.

The survey of 484 registered voters reduces Clinton’s lead over Sanders by 29 points since Quinnipiac University’s December poll. It also shows Sanders with the highest favorability among candidates on both sides.

“Democrats nationwide are feeling the Bern as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes a 31-point gap to tie Secretary Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll found that Bernie Sanders is the stronger candidate in a general election. It comes just days before the New Hampshire primary, where Sanders leads Clinton by 31 points, according to the latest CNN/WMUR poll.

Filmmaker Michael Moore endorses Bernie Sanders

Popular award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has endorsed Bernie Sanders for the presidency.

In a statement released on his website, Moore outlined his reasons for endorsing Senator Sanders for the Democratic nomination, and the presidency.

“I first endorsed Bernie Sanders for public office in 1990 when he, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, asked me to come up there and hold a rally for him in his run to become Vermont’s congressman,” Moore wrote on his website.

“I guess not many were willing to go stump for an avowed democratic socialist at the time.”

“I wouldn’t ask this of you if I didn’t think we really, truly needed him,” Moore wrote.

Moore is best known for his films Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, and more recently, Capitalism: A Love Story. His film Slacker Uprising documented his efforts to get out the vote in swing states during the 2004 election.

You can see the full letter here.

Sanders holds huge lead over Clinton in NH

Presidential contender Bernie Sanders holds a massive 23-point lead over opponent Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.

Democrats in the first primary state of New Hampshire, which will vote on Tuesday February 9, strongly favor Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, according to two polls released on Monday.

CNN/WMUR poll has Sanders leading Clinton by 23 points, while a Boston Herald/FPU poll has him leading the former Secretary of State by 20 points.

According to the CNN poll, Sanders is the most popular candidate in New Hampshire by far, with a net electability score of +53 per cent, contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s score of +14 per cent.

The poll also found that a majority of voters believe that Bernie Sanders will win the New Hampshire primary in February.

CNN’s poll used a sample size of 347 likely voters, while the Boston Herald poll used a sample of 409 likely voters.

Sanders has held a steady lead over Secretary Clinton in New Hampshire since December, according to a Real Clear Politics average of polls.