Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren vote in Vermont and Massachusetts respectively, on Super Tuesday, March 3.
READ MORE: If polling data holds true, Senator Bernie Sanders could score big wins on Super Tuesday in many of the 14 states up for grabs, including California and Texas, America’s most populous and delegate-rich states.
The front-running self-described democratic socialist Sanders has polled well in all Super Tuesday battlegrounds, including the home state of a competitor. An average of recent public opinion surveys gives Sanders an edge over Senator Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. The poll also shows him nearly tied with Senator Amy Klobuchar in her home state of Minnesota, though she announced Monday that she is dropping out of the presidential race.
But Saturday’s primary result in South Carolina foreshadows a likely bumpy ride for Sanders in southern states overall. The Palmetto State provided a badly-needed win for former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate who served alongside Barack Obama, America’s first black president. African Americans comprise the largest bloc of Democratic voters in the state and are a major constituency throughout the South.