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Bernie Sanders is beginning to rattle the Clinton cage

| 14.01.2016

She remains strong favourite to claim the Democrat nominee for the upcoming US Presidential Election, but while Hillary Clinton states publicly that she isn’t concerned about Bernie Sanders, the odds suggest she hasn’t won this election race just yet.

Clinton is the 1/5 favourite to be the Democrat’s Presidential candidate, but those odds were 1/10 just last week.

Brooklyn-born Sanders meanwhile was 6/1 as 2015 rolled into 2016 but the 74-year-old is now 7/2 to oust Clinton.

Recent polls have seen a decline in Clinton’s once-steady advantage, and a Quinnipiac poll actually had Sanders with a slight lead in Iowa.

Vermont Senator Sanders has gone about his campaign quietly and with no negativity. He’s played no part in any mud-slinging or verbal backlashing as seen over on the Republican table.

So far the strategy has been a success with hoardes of liberals turning an ear to the former graduate of Chicago University, particularly over healthcare, of which Sanders and Clinton differ vastly and what may be a make or break issue for both candidates.

Skeptics remain however, and most of their doubt resides over whether Sanders’s nicey-nice policy is strong enough alone to outdo Clinton.

Sanders’ history in Vermont suggests he won’t resort to attacking Clinton in a bid for voters, but then he’s never run for Presidency before.

When quizzed on Clinton’s Foreign Policy at the last Democratic Party debate in December, Sanders’ swerved a prime opportunity to publicly slate Clinton, conjuring a far more diplomatic answer.

Was this a sign of how he will play things in future weeks and months? Or is he holding his cards close to his chest until he feels the time is right to strike?

Clinton maintains the advantage, for now, but should Sanders make inroads in Iowa and New Hampshire, the following States could fall in a manner which few would have expected just weeks ago.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.