Sanders: 'Our numbers are getting better and better'
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE said on Sunday that he is gaining momentum with voters across the board, specifically noting his appeal to young voters.

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When asked on CNN's "State of the Union" how he will appeal to black voters, the Vermont senator said his campaign is seeing "not just a racial divide, but a generational divide."

"We are doing better and better with younger people, whether they're black, Latino or white," he said.

"Our numbers are getting better and better. In general, our numbers are getting better."

Sanders admitted his campaign hasn't done well in the deep South, but he said he's confident his numbers will continue to go up.

"And what we have done, based on yesterday at this point, we have now won seven primaries and caucuses all across this country, all with double-digit victories," he said.

He added that if the turnout is high in Maine on Sunday, he thinks he has a good chance of winning there.

"Just kind of showing strength all across this country," he said.

Sanders noted that in a general election match-up, he is doing better against Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE than rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE.

"If Democrats want the strongest candidate to defeat Trump, I think you're looking at him," Sanders said.