After New Hampshire, what’s next for Bernie and is it time for Biden to bail?

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As we all know, you cannot win a presidential primary with only two states, but you sure can lose one. And after a long summer and fall of campaigning, the results from Iowa and New Hampshire are revealing the frontrunners who will most likely lead the Democrats in the quest to unseat President Donald Trump.

Coming into the New Hampshire primary, Augusta University political science professor Dr. Gregg Murray offered his insight.

“It looks like Sanders is comfortably in the lead, which is not surprising given he comes from a neighboring state. Mayor Pete is surprisingly staying strong and Klobuchar is hanging in there. Other than Sanders, this is not the leader board that most people would have expected before the start of the primary season. Biden and Warren, who many people not too long ago would have thought would be making strong showings, are surprisingly a good distance back in the pack.”

But now that the first two crucial states have been heard and the primaries shift focus toward South Carolina and Nevada — what’s next?

  • Joe Biden is “all in” on South Carolina, but after two abysmal showings, is it enough?
  • Amy Klobuchar seems to be surging — can she capitalize on that momentum?
  • Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are neck and neck — what will it take for one to emerge as the frontrunner?

As the next phase of the primaries approach, there’s a lot to cover, and that’s where our experts can help.

Dr. Gregg Murray, professor of political science at Augusta University, is available to talk about the current race to lead the Democrats into the 2020  presidential election. Murray’s research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization and turnout. He is also editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Politics and the Life Sciences. A leader in his field and a go-to expert for media regarding politics, Murray is available to speak with the media; simply click on his name to arrange an interview.

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