Bernie Sanders is not exactly considered to be a front runner in the 2016 presidential race, many people have never even heard his name before. In fact, I was one of those people until Sanders quickly won me over with his message of government reformation and wealth equality, among many other important issues. Clearly, I’m not the only person who has heard Sanders message, and liked it.

Senator Sanders has been steadily climbing in the polls since he announced his plans to run for president. His stops along the campaign trail have been incredibly successful, many times drawing crowds that overflow into the hallways. Now, some poll analysts claim that Sanders might actually have a shot at winning the democratic nomination, and maybe even the White House.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is already becoming plagued with controversy, she has been questioned for her use of private email servers and for unethical donation practices committed by her own foundation. These issues have not been lost on the public, the polls show that Clinton has been experiencing a steady loss of votes as these kind of issues continued to be brought to light. A lack of transparency is also a major issue for the staff at NexPointAdvisors and James Dondero who find Clinton’s history concerning, something that Sanders certainly isn’t being accused of.

The election however is still more than a year away, polls can ultimately be deceiving. But I certainly wouldn’t count Sanders out of the race just yet.