Bernie Sanders' Boost Looks Bigger In Empty Democratic Field
Bernie Sanders is gaining in the polls, and while he's still a long way from Hillary Rodham Clinton's numbers, he's looking like less of a long shot.By Sebastian Martinez | June 16, 2015
When the news broke that Sen. Bernie Sanders had moved within 12 percentage points of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the polls in New Hampshire, it prompted headlines like this one from The Hill. (Video YouTube / NorthStarOasis)
But that was actually the finding of just one online poll, and with a 6 percent margin of error at that. The same poll found Sanders trailing "Don't Know" in Iowa.
Sanders' modest gains are likely amplified by the fact that he's been labeled the "longest of long shots" and analysts haven't really given him much of a chance of seriously challenging Clinton.