At the start of the year, there were 25 Democratic presidential candidates vying to challenge President Trump.
Now, at the time of publishing, there are just five candidates left in the race.
By the end of today (Super Tuesday) – the election day when nine US states hold primary elections and caucuses – we could know the Democratic presidential candidate.
Until then, however, it’s pretty much anybody’s game.
Mamamia’s daily news podcast, The Quicky, spoke to John Barron to find out who has the best chance of beating Donald Trump. Post continues below.
Mamamia’s daily news podcast, The Quicky, spoke to the host of ABC TV’s Planet America, John Barron, to find out who has the best chance of beating Donald Trump.
At the moment, Bernie Sanders, who has previously run for the Democratic candidacy, has emerged as the frontrunner.
But while Sanders is performing best in the polls, Barron pointed out that the 78-year-old is often seen as a polarising figure among the Democratic candidates.
“All these Democrats agree that their number one objective is to find somebody in this field who is capable of beating Donald Trump,” Barron said.
“But right now, the frontrunner, Bernie Sanders, is seen by some as the least likely [to beat Trump] because he is seen as being almost the Democrat equivalent of Donald Trump – he’s an extreme character who will polarise a lot of voters and concern a lot of moderates so that they don’t vote for him or they stay at home.”
As the field narrows in the race for the Democratic candidacy, here’s everything you need to know about the current Democratic presidential hopefuls.