Monday Poll: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders heating up in Democratic race

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the state's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Humphrey Mondale dinner Friday Feb. 12 2016 in St. Paul Minn

Bernie Sanders, I-VT, reacts during Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

“Democracy only works when the votes of the people – not the decision of a small number of elites – are what determines the outcome of elections”, the petition reads.

Ahead of next weekend’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada, Hillary Clinton came to the service in the company of Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the civil rights icon who has endorsed her candidacy and introduced her to the African-American congregation on the city’s west side.

“He is running to be the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, although he just became a Democrat within the previous year”.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a staunch Clinton supporter, said Albright’s appeal to young women was “certainly not words that I would choose”. There really is no plausible way Mr. Sanders will be elected president in the fall.

Lewis says “the fact that I did not meet him in the movement does not mean that I doubted” Sanders’ involvement.

The debate probably changed few minds in the Democratic race.

Clinton accused Sanders of misleading Americans on his healthcare. “That’s a promise that can not be kept”.

“They’ve given us a whole series of losers”, she says of the establishment, “and we’re fed up”. “But I’m feeling Hillary right now”.

Since then Sanders has been closing in, coming out on top in the New Hampshire caucus and is now hoping for a repeat performance in Nevada. They’re going to end up in the productive economy, which is where we want them. She switched her support from Clinton to Sanders in November.

Clinton concurred on a need to address a criminal justice system, but she cast her proposals for fighting racial inequality as broader than his. In 2008, she soundly defeated Barack Obama there. Both states have almost all-white populations.

In the poll, Clinton also leads among African Americans – winning 74 percent support to Sanders’ 19 percent.

“In my view, the government of a democratic society has a moral responsibility to play a vital role in making sure all our people have a decent standard of living”, Sanders said.

Clinton concluded by using a similar argument her campaign has made this week: She is the most comprehensive candidate in the race.

“Look, I think that she’s been saying that for as long as I’ve known her, which is about 25 years”.

Perhaps the oddest moment of the night was the discussion about Nixon’s Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.

“Unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100%, 100% from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people”, the former president told a crowd in Memphis on Friday.

Yet the state abandoned the Clintons during the primary last week and delivered Sanders a whopping 22-point victory, forcing the Clinton campaign into a must-win situation in SC on February 27.