Sanders Could Have Strong Case for Superdelegates with Another Big Winning Streak Ahead


Bernie Sanders

From Nathan Francis at Inquisitr:

Bernie Sanders is looking to make a strong closing statement to the superdelegates who could determine his fate in the Democratic primary, and he may have it. Polls currently show he is headed for a big winning streak to end the voting season.

Sanders has fallen far behind front-runner Hillary Clinton, who now holds an edge of roughly 300 pledged delegates, but Sanders has been undaunted and has vowed to remain in the race until the final vote has been counted.

After suffering a loss in the tiny Pacific island of Guam on Saturday, Bernie Sanders has more favorable ground ahead. A poll of West Virginia voters found that Bernie Sanders is headed to a victory in next week’s primary, but it may be narrow.

As the New York Post noted, a win in West Virginia could give Bernie Sanders momentum to continue on to states that will vote in May and June. Polling shows that a win could be in the cards for Sanders, the report noted.

“Sanders has the support of 47 percent of Democrats and independents likely to vote in the primary, according to a poll by MetroNews West Virginia.

“Clinton is the choice of 44 percent.”

There could be more good news ahead. Politico noted that Bernie Sanders is poised for a big winning streak in May, with the chance for a very big win in Oregon. Sanders is seen as an underdog in Kentucky, but polling has been light and he could press Clinton on her opposition to the coal industry, which has a presence in the Bluegrass State.

Even with the winning streak, the task will be difficult. Bernie Sanders will be unlikely to win by the margins necessary to surpass Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead, or even come close to it, but he may be able to end on a winning streak that gives superdelegates pause when determining which candidate will have the best chance to defeat Donald Trump in November.