Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming ‘egregious abuse’ Dem rep: Trump's tax plan as believable as 'magic, unicorns or Batman' Sanders: Trump tax plan makes 'rigged' system 'worse' MORE (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that he will likely do better on Super Tuesday than people are expecting.

"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 ClintonWant a tremendous deal on infrastructure spending? Suspend Davis-Bacon Constitutional amendment could vastly improve campaign finance The Hill's Whip List: Who to watch on GOP's new ObamaCare bill 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.