New national polls give Bernie Sanders reason to smile. (Matt Rourke / AP)

“Did anyone imagine Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in three major national polls, and almost tied in others, by mid-April of 2016?” asks journalist H.A. Goodman.

After once being down by more than 50 points:

Bernie Sanders is ahead of Clinton nationally in the PRRI/The Atlantic poll, 47 percent to 46 percent.

Bernie Sanders beats Clinton nationally in the McClatchy-Marist poll, 49-47 percent.

Bernie Sanders is also ahead of Clinton in the Ipsos/Reuters national poll, 49-[48] percent.

Read Goodman’s analysis of these findings and the general trends for Sanders and Clinton here.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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