by Tyler Hale
Ahead of Super Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidate lineup has been shaken up.
Two Democratic Party candidates have dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar have both announced their decision to drop out of the race ahead of the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 3.
Buttigieg announced his decision on Sunday night while Klobuchar made her announcement on today (Monday, March 2).
Before Buttigieg and Klobuchar dropped out, there had already been 18 candidates who had campaigned for the Democratic nomination. Now, the list of candidates has narrowed to five candidates – former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sander, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Buttiegieg had made a strong impression starting out in the campaign, scoring a narrow win at the Iowa caucuses. However, he only managed a fourth-place win at the South Carolina caucuses.
Meanwhile, Klobuchar has consistently polled among the major presidential candidates. In a recent Morning Consult poll, she scored last among Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Warren and Buttigieg. Klobuchar captured only 3 percent of the poll, compared to Sanders’ 29 percent and Biden’s 26 percent. Even Buttigieg, the second-to-last on the poll, managed 10 percent.