Bernie Sanders says he has ‘excellent chance’ to win Democratic nomination, defeat President Trump

MILFORD, N.H. (WHDH) - Prior to departing Iowa for New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders told reporters that he has an “excellent chance” to win the Democratic nomination and defeat President Trump in the 2020 general election.

Sanders, who gained ground in the latest 7NEWS/EMERSON COLLEGE TRACKING POLL, is happy where his campaign is at as he prepares to greet supporters in the Granite State ahead of next week’s primary.

At his first campaign event in Nashua, the senator poked some fun at the chaos that turned out to be the Iowa caucuses.

“For some reason in Iowa, they’re having a little bit of trouble counting votes,” he joked. “But, I am confident that here in New Hampshire, I know they’d be able to count your votes on election night.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner took the stage in Milford, NH shortly after the release of the partial results from the caucus.

“I’m very proud to tell you that last night in Iowa, we received more votes on the first and second round than any other candidate,” he told a cheering crowd of supporters.

Bernie spoke to a large crowd about his plan for Medicare for all, criminal justice reform and immigration.

The 78-year-old will be taking a break from the campaign trail Wednesday to fly back to D.C. for the impeachment vote.

“I think we are in quite good shape. We are off to New Hampshire and we are going to work as hard as we can to win in New Hampshire,” Sanders said. “I think we now have an excellent chance to win the Democratic nomination and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”

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