Fox News reporter: Biden 'way behind' in Super Tuesday advertising

Fox News political reporter Paul Steinhauser said Friday that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight Is Texas learning to love ObamaCare? Romney warns Trump: Don't interfere with coronavirus relief oversight MORE's focus on South Carolina's Saturday primary has left him "way behind" in advertising in Super Tuesday states ahead of next week.

"It looks like [Biden] is going to win [South Carolina], the question is by how much," Steinhauser told Hill.TV.

"He doesn't have a whole lot of time to turn things around. He's way behind when it comes to Super Tuesday, which is just three days after tomorrow's primary," he said.

Steinhauser added that Biden has made few campaign stops in the Super Tuesday states, campaigning almost exclusively in the Palmetto State following the Nevada caucuses.

He also noted the recent ad buys by both the Biden campaign and the former vice president's super PAC, Unite The Country, but pointed out that former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE has spent almost $200 million in advertising in the crucial bloc of states voting on Tuesday.

Steinhauser said that a top Biden campaign official told him the team is banking on a big win in South Carolina that will bring an influx of free earned media leading up to Super Tuesday next week.

After disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden rebounded some in Nevada, finishing in second place behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight MORE (I-Vt.), who is now considered the front-runner of the Democratic primary race.

The latest polls have shown Biden with a decent lead over Sanders in South Carolina, in some cases well within double digits. 

It's predicted that 60 percent of the voters who will cast a ballot Saturday will be African American, which pundits expect to help Biden, who has long had a strong standing among black voters.