To a crowd of conservative Christian students at Virginia's Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says ''maybe, just maybe we can try to work together'' to resolve some issues the country is facing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cited the bible to a crowd of conservative Christian students at Virginia's Liberty University on Monday (September 14), saying "So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you." "I understand that the issues of abortion and gay marriage are issues that you feel very strongly about. We disagree on those issues. I get that. But let me respectfully suggest that there are other issues out there that are of enormous consequence to our country and in fact to the entire world. That maybe, just maybe, we do not disagree on. And maybe just maybe we can try to work together to resolve them," Sanders said at the evangelical university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining fast on front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race and has moved within single digits of her for the first time, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Friday. Clinton leads Sanders nationally among Democrats by eight percentage points, 39 percent to 31 percent, her smallest cushion since the nominating battle began for the November 2016 election. She led Sanders by 20 percentage points in the online poll a week ago.