Democratic presidential candidate Sen. 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 (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that he will likely do better on Super Tuesday than people are expecting.

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"I think we have a shot to win a number of states on Super Tuesday, do better than people thought and think in other states," he said on ABC's "This Week."

Recent polls show 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 leading in many of the states where ballots will be cast on Super Tuesday. But Sanders said his message is resonating, and he thinks he will exceed expectations.

He said he has a good chance in Massachusetts, where "a lot of young people are burdened with this outrageous student debt."

"The young people and their parents want public colleges and universities to be tuition-free, and they want the wealthy and large corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes," he said.

He also said he will do well in Oklahoma and touted the large numbers of people he's had at events in other states.

"We had 10,000 people out in Austin; 8,000 people out in Dallas. It's a tough state for us. But I think we're going to do better than that polling indicated," he said.

He added that he thinks he has a good chance in some of the larger states after Super Tuesday, including Michigan, New York State and California.

"We've got a shot to win those states," he said.