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“As I look back on what happened in South Carolina one year ago, it’s amazing how much can change in a day, never mind a whole year. My hope is that a year from now, Americans are able to look back and marvel at how much has changed — in their lives and in our economy — for the better.”
— President Joe Biden, writing on Medium, one year after winning the South Carolina Democratic primary.
“Let’s shut this puppy down, and let’s move on and worry about November. This thing is decided. There’s no reason to keep it going, not even a day longer.”
— James Carville, on MSNBC, arguing Joe Biden has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination.
52% to 36%
A new CNN poll finds Joe Biden leading Bernie Sanders nationally by double-digits among Democrats, 52% to 36%, with Elizabeth Warren, who has since dropped out of the race at 7%. Among those interviewed after Warren left the contest, Biden’s support rose to 57%, Sanders stood at 36%.
“Getting into this race was never just about becoming president. For us it was about working to unify the country and making sure we defeat Donald Trump and there came a point where I realized the best thing I could do in the service of those goals was to step aside and to support Vice President Biden.”
— Pete Buttigieg told NBC News that “by the time we had ran our fourth race it was clear the numbers weren’t there.”
The FiveThirtyEight forecast was updated with Super Tuesday results and now shows Joe Biden with an 88% chance to win the Democratic nomination, while Bernie Sanders has just a 2% chance.
“People don’t like her. She’s a very mean person. And people don’t like her. People don’t want that. They like a person like me, that’s not mean.”
— President Trump, quoted by the New York Times, on why Sen. Elizabeth Warren failed to win the Democratic nomination.
A new Morning Consult poll finds 43% of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s supporters backed Sen. Bernie Sanders as their second-choice presidential candidate versus 36% who said Joe Biden.
55% to 45%
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Joe Biden leading Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary race by ten points, 55% to 45%.
“One of the hardest parts of this is… all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years. That’s gonna be hard.”
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren, announcing she is suspending her presidential campaign.
A new St. Pete Polls survey in Florida finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race with 61%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 12% and Elizabeth Warren at 5%.