Sanders significantly closes gap in California

Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Golden State has evaporated, where she is now holding on by just single digits.

Support for Bernie Sanders in California is skyrocketing, according to a new Field poll released this morning. it shows Clinton’s once-strong double digit lead has evaporated to just 6 points.

Sanders attracts the support of 41 per cent of likely voters, while 47 per cent say they support Clinton.

An LA Times poll conducted last month showed Clinton to have a 14 point lead over the Vermont Senator, while a Field poll taken around the same time last year showed Clinton with a commanding 42 point lead.

Today’s newly released poll was conducted from the 24th of March to April 4th, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points.

Bernie Sanders to visit Vatican City

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will visit the Vatican next month for a conference on social, economic and environmental issues.

Sanders’ campaign revealed on Friday that he has accepted an invitation from the vatican to attend a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences to focus on social, economic and environmental issues.

“I am delighted to have been invited by the Vatican to a meeting on restoring social justice and environmental sustainability to the world economy,” Sanders said in a statement released early Friday morning.

“Pope Francis has made clear that we must overcome ‘the globalization of indifference’ in order to reduce economic inequalities, stop financial corruption and protect the natural environment. That is our challenge in the United States and in the world.”

The meeting will take place on April 15.

Sanders leads in two national polls

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is leading his opponent Hillary Clinton in two recent nationwide polls.

McClatchy/Marist poll was the first to be released this week that showed Bernie Sanders in front, with a small lead of two points.

Another poll released today also reflects Sanders’ new frontrunner status. The The Atlantic/PRRI poll found the independent Vermont Senator to have a one point lead across the country.

It’s also important, however, not to miss the IBD/TIPP poll, which showed Clinton with a slight one point lead, however this poll had a much greater margin of error, and a small sample size.

These new polls reflect Sanders’ growing momentum, after dominating the most recent primaries and caucuses, winning some states like Alaska, Washington and Hawaii in landslide victories.

Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin primary

Bernie Sanders has won Wisconsin’s Democratic presidential primary, defeating opponent Hillary Clinton.

Fox News and NBC have projected that Bernie Sanders will win the Wisconsin primary. At the time of writing, Bernie Sanders is currently leading Hillary Clinton in the realtime vote count.

Sanders will take home a majority of Wisconsin’s 86 delegates to the National Convention, allowing him to further close Clinton’s pledged delegate lead.

Wisconsin’s was an open primary, meaning that any voter, regardless of party affiliation, was able to participate in the primary process. The open primary system tends to favor Sanders, as he attracts the support of independents.

The win adds to his momentum going into the upcoming New York primary, one Clinton has been confident of winning for some time. However, polls show that race to be narrowing, with Sanders trailing by just 12 points.

Bernie Sanders has now won seven out of the last eight primaries and caucuses, proving he is a force to be reckoned with in the second half of the Democratic primary process. His campaign argues that these victories proves he has the momentum to win the nomination, as larger states, including New York and California are still to vote.

The next Democratic caucus will take place in Wyoming on April 9, when 14 pledged delegates will be up for grabs. New York’s primary will be held on April 19.

Live results: Wisconsin primary

Wisconsinites are voting today to decide who they want to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Follow the results as they come in live.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are competing for 86 pledged delegates in today’s Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders is the favorite in today’s primary, polling ahead of Clinton in recent statewide polls. An Emerson poll released on Monday shows him leading the former Secretary of State by 8 points.

Sanders’ campaign is counting on a win in Wisconsin to build momentum going into the New York primary, and to close Clinton’s pledged delegate lead.

Wisconsin holds an open primary, which means anyone can participate in the Democratic primary, regardless of their party registration. Wisconsin also has same-day voter registration, which means first-time voters can participate in today’s primary, even if they have never registered before.

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