Feb 11, 2020
Bernie Sanders is now the undisputed frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Last week, in the Iowa caucuses, Sanders won the popular vote by a clear margin in both the first and second rounds.
On Monday, he took the lead in a national Quinnipiac University poll for the first time in the 2020 Democratic race.
And yesterday, in New Hampshire, Sanders won with a narrow victory over former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Biden came in fifth.
What a difference a year makes. When he launched his second presidential campaign, in February 2019, the independent senator from Vermont was mocked and written off by much of the pundit class. The Washington Post's Henry Olsen called him a "one-hit wonder," adding: "After a few concerts that attract ever more "selective" audiences, he will likely drop out and retire, his influence consigned to history." (On Monday night, a whopping 7,500 people turned out for a Sanders rally headlined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as rock band The Strokes, in Durham, New Hampshire.)
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