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Bernie Sanders On Inside Track To Democratic Nomination, FiveThirtyEight Says

February 14, 2020

Bernie Sanders is not only the frontrunner among Democratic candidates for president but at this point is the most likely of them to win the party’s nomination, too, a well-known political prognosticator says.

As of the afternoon of Friday, February 14, FiveThirtyEight gave Sanders a 35 percent chance of snagging the nomination – much higher than any other candidate.

However, FiveThirtyEight also says there’s an even better chance that no one gets a majority of delegates – the web site puts that possibility at 37 percent.

Joe Biden, fresh off two embarrassing drubbings, is given a 13 percent chance, the second highest among announced candidates.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg ranks behind him (at 8 percent), followed by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttagieg (4 percent).

Onetime frontrunner Elizabeth Warren is given only a 2 percent chance.

No one else registers at more than 1 percent.

Other candidates still in the race include Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who took a surprisingly robust third in New Hampshire; billionaire Tom Steyer; and Hawaii U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard.

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