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Jimmy Carter: Bernie Sanders Is A 'Surprising' Democratic Competitor

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke with HuffPost Live about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his chances in the Democratic presidential primary, saying Sanders is a "surprising" contender.

While Carter said he thinks it's "almost inevitable" former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, he thinks Sanders' success has probably been a shock to her campaign.

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Carter said he thinks Sanders may be getting support from those who are seeking something different than a Bush or a Clinton in the White House.

"I would presume there's kind of an aversion to inheritance of the mantel of the presidency," Carter said.

HuffPost Pollster shows Clinton leading the Democratic presidential primary, with Sanders in a faraway second:

Watch a video of Carter on HuffPost Live above.

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