Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said this weekend he believes Hillary Clinton‘s campaign is “getting nervous” about his significant rise in the polls in recent weeks and months.
“Don’t tell anybody, I think they’re getting nervous,” Sanders said with a laugh. “Sh, don’t tell anybody.”
When Sanders first entered the presidential contest, he was polling in the low single digits and very few political experts expected him to mount a formidable challenge to Clinton. However recent polls have shown Sanders gaining ground against the former secretary of state, with a pair of surveys out Sunday morning showing Sanders ahead by 9 points in New Hampshire and shrinking the gap in Iowa.
“Obviously, I think the secretary’s people are getting very nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is bringing forth,” he added.
Sanders’ comments came after Clinton, in an interview Friday with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, said what some viewed as a subtle dig at Sanders: “I think you can come with your own ideas and you can wave your arms and give a speech, but at the end of the day, are you connecting with and really hearing what people are either saying to you or wishing that you would say to them?”
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