President Sanders? Socialist Is Leading In Nevada By 7%

( – Okay, maybe President Sanders is jumping the gun a little, but polls showing that he’s leading the state by 7% show just how much momentum he’s building in the Democratic Party. He may not be able to win over the nation with his radical, “democratic” socialist proposals, but he definitely seems to be gaining the support of Democrats.

In a poll released on Friday by AARP Nevada and Las Vegas Review-Journal, 25% of respondents said that they intended to vote for Senator Bernie Sanders.

Conducted between February 11 and 13, the poll’s results come with a margin of error of +/- 4.8%.

It asked 413 likely caucus attendees, “If the Democratic caucuses for nomination for U.S. president were held today, for whom would you vote?”

Former Vice President Joe Biden made a jump back into relevance after being completely destroyed in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, coming second place with 18%. Senator Elizabeth Warren also managed to finish in third place with 13% support, pushing Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar back to the bottom with 10% each. Surprisingly, Tom Steyer beat Buttigieg and Klobuchar with 11% support.

Sanders remains the frontrunner in the contest but has yet to go up against billionaire Michael Bloomberg who is hoping to sweep up enough Democrats in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Trevor Smith, research director for WPA, said that Wednesday’s debate could have an impact on the actual result of the caucus but early voting means it is unlikely to make a big change.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Smith believed Sanders maintains a solid grip over Democratic voters who identify as “very liberal” and “somewhat liberal,” leaving the other candidates to compete for the rest. Elizabeth Warren, once a moderate but now one of the most extreme left-wing candidates, is competing with Senator Sanders to take the “very liberal” vote, with 32% of their support – just 1% short of Sanders’ 33%.

The Pete Buttigieg camp has the most to be disappointed about, after coming a surprise first place in the Iowa caucus and second place in the New Hampshire primary. After beating former VP Joe Biden so soundly in both, the result will no doubt come as a surprise and force the campaign to switch tactics.

However, with new competition from Steyer, things might be about to get interesting. Sanders is expected to stay on the top in South Carolina, the next big competition on February 29. However, Steyer is expected to increase his support in that contest.