(Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
(Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

At this point in the US presidential race, Bernie Sanders is more supported than Barack Obama was for the 2008 Democratic nomination at the same time.

Hillary Clinton’s popularity is also on the decline, whereas in 2008 her standing was, if anything, steadily rising - despite being pipped to the nomination by a late storm from Obama.

If that’s not enough to scare Clinton, YouGov’s most recent poll puts Sanders, the left-wing Vermont senator, 22 points ahead in New Hampshire and 10 points ahead in Iowa - the two early voting states.

The latest Washington Post poll places Clinton 18 points above Sanders, a greater margin than she enjoyed above Obama at the same time in 2007.

However, if Sanders is to follow Obama's trend and Clinton's popularity continues to wane as it has recently, Clinton could yet again be overtaken by a late surge.

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