Bernie Sanders Now a 0.1% Favorite to Become Democrat Nominee
Five states hold primaries today, the most consequential of which will be Michigan. If Bernie Sanders can’t win that state, his campaign will effectively be as good as over.
The socialist’s fall from grace is epic – with FiveThirtyEight’s statistical models giving him over a 60% chance of winning the nomination on the eve of Super Tuesday – to a mere 0.1% chance today. Literally “no one” is eight times more likely to win the nomination than Sanders according to their models.
As you can see in the chart below, Sanders odds were redistributed into Biden’s graph at a record pace:
Similar trends could be seen in betting markets – which are more favorable to Sanders (giving him roughly a 6% chance of clinching the nomination), but show the same overall trend.
It’s truly a shame, because Sanders would’ve been such an easy candidate for President Trump to run against.
Then again, he’s now likely to face off against a man who might forget he’s running for president.