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Las Vegas (U.S) Feb 23 (Canadian-Media): With a major victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday with a lead that was more than double his nearest rivals, established United States (U.S.) Senator Bernie Sanders, a liberal from Vermont, as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination, media reports said.
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Sanders' critics' claims that his appeal beyond white liberals would be difficult was proved wrong where 35 percent of the voters in Nevada, according to entrance polls, were not white but were a mix of Hispanic, African-American and Asian-American voters.
His victory in Nevada Caucus along with his previous strong performances in Iowa and New Hampshire may make it difficult for the moderate wing of the party to slow him down in his next Saturday’s contest in South Carolina, and the Super Tuesday contests immediately thereafter.
According to entrance polls of caucusgoers, Sanders was able to win men and women, union members and nonunion workers not only among self-described liberal voters, but also won moderates for the first time.
Even among self-described moderate or conservative caucusgoers, Sanders captured 25 percent of such voters, while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr won 23 percent, according to entrance polls.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, meanwhile, did not receive a significant bump in Nevada.
After a poor debate performance in Nevada, Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, made his followers to wonder whether he has what it takes.