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Time’s reader poll Person of the Year – Bernie Sanders

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Time’s reader poll Person of the Year – Bernie Sanders

By Thumb, Monday Dec 07, 2015

The O’Leary: HOORAY!!!

Heads exploding.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the online readers’ poll for TIME Person of the Year, topping some of the world’s best-known politicians, activists and cultural figures as the most influential person of 2015 among those who voted.

The Vermont Senator won with a little more than 10% of the vote when the poll closed Sunday at midnight. That’s well ahead of Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was in second place at 5.2%, and Pope Francis, TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year, who finished third with 3.7%.

Sanders also placed far ahead President Obama (3.5%) and ahead other 2016 candidates, including Republican Donald Trump (1.8%) and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton (1.4%).

Clinton rounded out the poll, coming in at 29th.

So, about that un-electable meme….

Edit: Title changed to reflect that this was their readers’ poll, the actual Person of the Year will be chosen Wed.

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