Sanders currently polling better than Obama in 2007

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Bernie Sanders is performing better in the national polls than Barack Obama did at this point in 2007.

A poll conducted between the 7th and 13th of August 2007 showed Hillary Clinton to be the clear favorite in the Democratic field. She was on 36 per cent. Her closest rival, Barack Obama had just 21 per cent. Other polls conducted around the same time showed similar figures

Nobody thought Barack Obama stood a chance against Hillary Clinton.

A poll released today, conducted between the 11th and 13th of August 2015 showed Hillary Clinton to be the favorite in the Democratic field. She is on 49 per cent, while her closest rival, Bernie Sanders is on 30 per cent.

Sanders is now polling 9 per cent higher than Barack Obama did at the same time in the 2008 election cycle.

In March 2007, a poll conducted by CNN had Obama on 22 per cent. In March of this year, a Fox News poll had Sanders on 3 per cent.

Comparatively, Sanders has gone from being a lesser known and less popular candidate than Barack Obama was, to being more popular than him comparatively.

Obama went on to be President of the United States.

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