Bernie Sanders wins TIME's online Person of the Year poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, won the online readers' poll for TIME Person of the Year on Monday, topping people like Pope Francis, education activist Malala Yousafazai and President Obama.

The presidential candidate won more than 10 percent of the vote, according to the results. Yousafazai, who won the Nobel peace prize last year, came in second place and the pope came in third. Mr. Obama came in fourth place with 3.5 percent of the vote.

Hillary Clinton, Sanders' rival in the Democratic presidential field, won 1.4 percent of the vote.

Other U.S. politicians or presidential candidates on the list included GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.

Other people who made the list included singer Adele, Russian President Vladimir Putin, J.K. Rowling, hip-hop artist Drake, and Mark Zuckerberg.

The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also appeared on the list.

According to TIME, no presidential candidate has been named Person of the Year before the end of the campaign though Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Mr. Obama won later on.

TIME's editors will choose the official Person of the Year, who will be revealed Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today" show.

People who fought the Ebola epidemic in Africa last year won TIME's Person of the Year in 2014.

  • Rebecca Shabad

    Rebecca Shabad is a video reporter for CBS News Digital.