Sanders: We're not 'skipping over' South Carolina
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: GOP blocked 'Trump proposal' to lower drug prices Pentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine Weather Channel strikes back at Breitbart MORE said Sunday he's not skipping over the South Carolina primary, adding that he has a good chance of winning a number of the states on Super Tuesday.

Sanders was responding to a question about a speech he made Saturday night, when  he said he had an excellent chance on Super Tuesday.

"I'm talking to you from Columbia, South Carolina. We have a major rally this evening. We're not skipping over anything," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Sanders, who is trailing rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFederal, state courts at odds on Michigan recount Denzel Washington blasts media for selling 'BS' Trump opening act questions Clinton's popular vote lead MORE in South Carolina by more than 20 points, said his campaign has a "whole lot of momentum."

"You know, we lost yesterday in Nevada by five points. A month ago, we were 25 points behind," he said.

National polls are also continuing to tighten, he said, with Sanders edging out Clinton in some polls.

"So I think people around this country are responding to our message of a rigged economy, a corrupt campaign finance system and a broken criminal justice system. I'm feeling quite good," he said.