The poll numbers released over the weekend were good news indeed for Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. A new poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg shows the Vermont Senator pulling to within seven points of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
And yesterday, during an appearance on CNN, Sanders told Jake Tapper that there are differences between him and Hillary Clinton that he hopes to make Democrats aware of. He then listed six major areas of disagreement between him and the former Secretary of State:
1. “I believe that, when you have so few banks with so much power, you have to not only reestablish Glass-Steagall, but you have got to break them up. That is not Hillary Clinton’s position.”
2. “I believe that our trade policies, NAFTA, CAFTA, PNTR with China, have been a disaster. I am helping to lead the effort against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That is not Hillary Clinton’s position.”
3. “We have to be aggressive in transforming our energy system away from fossil fuel, and defeat the Keystone pipeline. That is not Hillary Clinton’s position.”
4. “I believe that, as opposed to my Republican colleagues who want to cut Social Security, I believe we should expand Social Security by lifting the cap on taxable income. That’s not Hillary Clinton’s position.”
5. “I believe that we have got to raise the minimum wage over a period of several years to $15 an hour – not Hillary Clinton’s position.”
6. “I voted against the war in Iraq. Hillary Clinton voted for it.”
There is a great deal of momentum building behind Bernie Sanders. He is drawing huge crowds everywhere he goes, and the numbers continue to show him gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. He may not wind up being the Democratic nominee for President, but he is indeed making a difference in this campaign, and for that alone he should be thanked.