Bernie Sanders wins reader’s poll for Time Person of the Year

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Bernie Sanders topped Hillary Clinton in the reader’s poll for the Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, it was announced Monday morning.

In the poll that closed Sunday at midnight, the Vermont senator finished in first place , garnering 10.2 percent of the vote. Also receiving votes were Malala Yousafzai, the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, who got 5.2 percent, Pope Francis (3.7 percent) and President Obama (3.5 percent) also received votes.

Former Secretary of State and current Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton received 1.4 percent of the vote, while Republican nominee leader Donald Trump garnered 1.7 percent.

Other political leaders also trailed Sanders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2.9 percent), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2.4 percent), Attorney General Loretta Lynch (2.2 percent), Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (2.2 percent) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (2.1 percent).

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