It will be days (or even weeks) before the full vote totals of Super Tuesday are finalized, but one takeaway is clear: Biden has made an impressive comeback, and the chance of him winning the Democratic nomination has increased dramatically. So far, Biden has won nine out of the 15 primary states and territories, taking an undeniable lead in areas where Sanders was expected to win, including Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Texas. Some of this success might be attributed to recent withdrawals and swift endorsements from Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.
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Sanders, on the other hand, won three states (Colorado, Utah, and his home state of Vermont)—though he does seem on track to win California delegates. In Her Campus’s 2020 pre-election survey which polled over 500 students, 28% of respondents said they were likely to vote for Sanders, and 26% for Warren. 14% said they would vote for Biden as a backup option, but 41% said they did have a negative impression of him.
Once the Super Tuesday votes are counted, only 38% of the delegates in the primaries will have been awarded, although the ideal number to have is 1,991 delegates. It’s important to keep in mind that the presidential race is far from over, even though Biden might seem like the favorite right now. March 10 and 17 are also big voting days, and it will be fascinating to see if the Democratic primary becomes a two-man race between Biden and Sanders, or if Bloomberg and Warren will remain in the race as well.