Sanders is top contender in Time's Person of the Year poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton links Trump debt to student loan fight Katy Perry fundraises for Clinton on convention stage FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention MORE (I-Vt.) currently leads online polling for Time magazine's 2015 Person of the Year, with less than two weeks to go before voting ends.

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The Democratic presidential candidate, a self-described democratic socialist, leads among the magazine's readers with 11.2 percent of the overall vote in the survey.

The magazine's editors pick the Person of the Year, though anyone can weigh in online.

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai is the current runner-up at 4.8 percent, followed by global luminaries Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pope Francis and President Obama.

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump unloads on Clinton moments after speech Clinton paints chilling image of Trump with nuclear codes Clinton links Trump debt to student loan fight MORE, the celebrity businessman-turned Republican presidential candidate who has led polls of the GOP field since June, falls just outside the top 10 in the poll with 2.3 percent of the vote.

Trump, who like Sanders has enjoyed an active online following, has challenged the magazine to make him its Person of the Year, but suggested Time's staff couldn't bring themselves to do it.

Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump unloads on Clinton moments after speech Clinton paints chilling image of Trump with nuclear codes Clinton links Trump debt to student loan fight MORE currently takes 1.3 percent, while GOP contenders Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Healthcare: Rubio presses Obama to spend Zika money | FDA moves ahead with trans fat ban The Trail 2016: Her big night Dem lawmakers rally Muslims against Trump MORE (R-Fla.) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are at 1.1 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

View the current tally of votes here. The Person of the Year will be named Dec. 9.

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