With Super Tuesday just days away, Bernie Sanders’ campaign may be inching closer and closer to its final days.
Recent polls show Clinton far ahead of Sanders in the state polls, the widest margin in Texas where she leads by 40 points. In order to remain in the race after Super Tuesday, Sanders must work miracles to get voters in these crucial states to turn against Clinton.
According to Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at New York’s Marist College, Sanders relies on young people to win votes, but with the states involved in Super Tuesday, he may not see the turnout he needs.
Sanders has even admitted that in order to win, he needs voter turnout. Based on the numbers in Nevada, where voter turnout was 33% less than 2008 levels, it doesn’t look like he’ll get it with this primary race.
On top of voter turnout, Sanders rightly believes he needs to improve his stance with the African American population. In Nevada, Clinton score 75% of the African American vote and is expectunssed to do the same in upcoming elections, where the African American population is even larger.
Despite Clinton’s wide leads in most states, Sanders is naively holding on to hope that he will win in Vermont, Massachusetts, Colorado and Minnesota and be able to continue his campaign.
According to the Associated Press, Clinton has 502 delegates to Sanders 70, so there is still a long way to climb in a short amount of time if Sanders wants to stay in the race.
Editor’s note: In my opinion, major damage has been done. Bernie will lead a socialist movement in the U.S. populated by young people who don’t know about the Soviet Union and who don’t realize how unworkable socialism actually is.