Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders' Gains in the Polls and, Yes, Her Powerball Odds

Clinton spoke about going head-to-head with fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders on Today and Good Morning America


Hillary Clinton isn’t worried that her lead over presidential opponent Bernie Sanders is slipping.

The Democratic candidate made appearances on both Good Morning America and Today on Wednesday, addressing a new national New York Times and CBS News poll that puts her only seven points ahead of Sanders.

“I’m not nervous at all,” Clinton told Today‘s Savannah Guthrie of Sanders’ gains. “I’m working hard and I intend to keep working as hard as I can until the last voter and caucusgoer expresses an opinion. I’m excited about where we are.”

She said that it’s “time to draw some contrast” between her political stance and Sanders’ stance, and thus has begun illustrating the “substantive differences” between their campaigns during appearances.

“I’ve been laying out very specific policies for months now,” she said. “I’m asking that Sen. Sanders does the same thing.”

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She shared a similar sentiment while speaking with Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos: “We’re now in the area where we have to go from generalization to specifics.”

Asked about the Clintons’ increasingly aggressive tone of late, Sanders said at a campaign forum in Iowa on Monday: “It could be that the inevitable candidate for the Democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today.”

But Clinton insisted her increased attacks on Sanders were not a sign of nerves.

“You know, I have a different rhythm about how a campaign goes,” Clinton said. She added of Iowa and New Hampshire, where Sanders is leading polls, “I want to win, but I have a very long view about this.”

“I’ve been organizing in the states that come after – South Carolina, Nevada – and in the states that come after that.”

Clinton’s post-State of the Union appearances weren’t all politics, though. The 68-year-old said she bought a ticket for the $1.5 billion Powerball Jackpot.

So what would Clinton do with the historic winnings? “Well, I’ll fund my campaign.” Of course!

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