Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersA guide to the committees: Senate Ellison holds edge in DNC race Rep. John Lewis: Ellison is 'right person' to lead DNC MORE on Sunday touted recent wins, saying he has a “path to victory.”
“A national poll just came out that had us 1 point ahead of Secretary Clinton, when we started 60 points behind,” he added. “And every national and state poll that I have seen, virtually every one, has us defeating Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Majority of Americans fear US will become involved in another major war Ellison holds edge in DNC race WH adviser Stephen Miller: 'Nothing wrong' with Trump travel order MORE. CNN had us defeating him by 20 points.”
Sanders said his campaign has momentum, predicting he will end up with more pledged delegates than rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEllison holds edge in DNC race Democrats face fierce urgency of 2018 FEC commissioner: 'I will not be silenced' MORE.
“And then I think the superdelegates are going to have make a very difficult decision, and that is if a candidate wins in a state by 40 or 50 points, who are you going to give your vote to?” he asked. “And second of all, which candidate is better positioned to defeat Trump or any of the other Republican candidates? I think a lot of the super-delegates are going to conclude that it’s Bernie Sanders.”
Sanders predicted a strong showing in Wisconsin and said he has a “real shot” in New York.
“And then we go out to California. You go out to Oregon. That’s the most progressive part of America. We think we’re going to do very well there,” he added.
“So I will not deny for one second that we still remain the underdogs, but we have come a long, long way, you will have to concede, in the last 10 months. We do have a path toward victory.”