Sanders doesn't expect any Democrat to break 50 percent in Iowa

Sanders doesn't expect any Democrat to break 50 percent in Iowa
© Aaron Schwartz

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.) said he doesn't think any candidate in the Democratic primary will break 50 percent in the first in the nation Iowa caucuses. 

On CNN's "State of the Union" the 2020 presidential hopeful said a crowded field means the sort of support both he and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE saw in Iowa in 2016 is unlikely. Clinton narrowly won the Iowa Caucuses that year but both she and Sanders got just shy of 50 percent of the vote.

"We're not going to get 50 percent of the vote in Iowa, I don't think anybody will," Sanders said.

Sanders added he thinks he has a "very strong chance" to be the candidate to defeat "the worst president in the modern history of this country, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE." 

Sanders has been a front runner in the election, typically polling second to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE. According to the most recent Iowa Poll, the race for second place is a statistical tie between Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.), at 16 percent; Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.), at 15 percent; and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE at 14 percent.