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Sanders Is Top Contender in Time’s Person of the Year Poll

TIME Magazine is set to select their annual person of the year and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in the running for the honor.

According to the magazine, Sanders is leading the charge with 11.2 percent of the vote.

The Hill reports:

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai is the current runner-up at 4.8 percent, followed by global luminaries Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pope Francis and President Obama.

Donald Trump, the celebrity businessman-turned Republican presidential candidate who has led polls of the GOP field since June, falls just outside the top 10 in the poll with 2.3 percent of the vote.

Trump, who like Sanders has enjoyed an active online following, has challenged the magazine to make him its Person of the Year, but suggested Time’s staff couldn’t bring themselves to do it.

Democratic rival Hillary Clinton currently takes 1.3 percent, while GOP contenders Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are at 1.1 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

View the current tally of votes here. The Person of the Year will be named Dec. 9.

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