According to PBS, Bernie Sanders is 'gaining against Clinton in early polls.' Salon's Bill Curry believes 'Hillary Clinton is going lose,' primarily because millions of voters longing for a truly progressive candidate will nominate Sanders. POLITICO explained recently that Early-state polls hint at a Bernie Sanders surge, a headline that was unthinkable only several months earlier. Yahoo's Meredith Shiner calls Sanders a 'progressive social media star and pragmatic legislator' and states that 'Sanders also has a much more substantial legislative history' than any GOP challenger. In Iowa,1,100 people packed a gym to hear Bernie Sanders speak in May.