Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton dismissed the idea of a possible contested nominating convention after Senator Bernie Sander won the caucus in Wyoming on Saturday.
During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Clinton expressed confidence that the Democratic Party will not experience such scenario unlike the Republican Party, which is increasingly moving toward a potential contested convention.
Clinton told Tapper that she is not preparing for a contested convention and expecting to become the nominee of the Democratic Party. She also emphasized that she is leading Sen. Sanders in popular votes and pledged delegates by a significant margin.
She said, “I think we should look where we are. Right now, I am leading him [referring to Sanders] with about 2.5 million votes, in popular vote. I am leading in pledged delegates with a larger margin than then Sen. Obama ever had over me.”
Clinton hopes to have a unified Democratic Party
Clinton also expressed confidence that she would win the upcoming primary in New York and she “intend to have the number of delegates that are required to be nominated.”
I hope to have a unified Democratic Party so we can turn our attention to the Republican nominee. Either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz will be a terrible choice for America, so we need to run a unified Democratic campaign to bring as many people on our side as possible. I am putting together a broad inclusive coalition and I think I will continue to be able to do that.
The Democratic presidential front-runner made the comment after Sanders suggested last week she is unqualified to be the president. When asked about his comment, Clinton refused to criticize him. She said, “I don’t have anything negative to say about him.”
Clinton leads in latest polls
Meanwhile, the latest polls released by Fox News on Sunday showed that Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over Sanders in the upcoming primaries in New York and Pennsylvania.
Clinton obtains 53% of the votes in New York compared to 37% for Sanders. In Pennsylvania she gets 49% of the votes compared to 38% for Sanders.
Fox News surveyed 1,403 likely primary voters in New York and 1,607 likely primary votes in Pennsylvania from April 4-7. The sample for each primary has a margin of error of +/-3.5%.