Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAnti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight Overnight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps 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 Diane Rodham ClintonKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Trump keeps up 'low IQ' attack on Maxine Waters GOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone 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.