The corporate media, once silent when it came to reporting on Bernie Sanders, is now covering the Sanders campaign in unprecedented detail. The change took place after the Sanders campaign announced it had broken a historic fundraising milestone. In the third quarter of 2015 alone, Sanders raked in over $26 million -- topping Barack Obama, who previously held the record for the most individual campaign contributions. To date, Sanders has received an awe-inspiring 2.3 million donations, which outnumbers that raised by any other presidential candidate in US history.
In addition to shattering Obama's fundraising record, Sanders is now rising in national polls as Clinton continues to plummet. In just the last 24 hours, CNN, ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported that Clinton is no longer the frontrunner in Iowa and New Hampshire. In these states, Sanders is either gaining on or leading over Clinton.
Depending on which recent survey you reference, Sanders now beats Clinton in New Hampshire by anywhere from 4 to 13 percentage points. He's also better positioned than Clinton to defeat any of the Republican frontrunners in a general election, evidenced by the recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, which found that Sanders outperforms Clinton against any leading Republican by roughly 6 percentage points in Iowa and an extraordinary 21 points in New Hampshire.
It's not only the Donald who Sanders is on target to take out. While the NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has Clinton losing to Cruz in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders beats the Republican Senator in either state. Moreover, while Clinton trails Rubio at the moment, Rubio comes up short against Senator Sanders.
If that wasn't enough excitement for Sanders' fans, there's more coming. Western Illinois University recently conducted its mock election, which has astonishingly predicted the winners of presidential elections since 1975 without fail. That's right, the intricate mock election has proven to be 100-percent accurate for the last four decades. And this year, it's predicting that Sanders will not only dominate Clinton in the primaries, but also go on to defeat the Republican nominee by a landslide.
Last but not least, a recent IBD/TIPP Poll illustrates that Clinton is suffering huge setbacks in important geographical regions. For example, in the West, her support is down from 49 to 37-percent and in the Northeast, where the Democratic race has tightened the most, Clinton's support dropped from 50 to now 36-percent.
It may only be January, but it feels like March with all of the madness surrounding the primaries and the potential upset that Sanders supporters are intent on seeing. The question becomes, at what point do we stop calling Clinton the frontrunner and reassess who the Democratic favorite is based on all of the facts available to us? Right now, it looks like Sanders is becoming the candidate to beat, which no doubt will come as a shock to the pundits who questioned his electability since day one.