Fox News reporter: Biden ‘way behind’ in Super Tuesday advertising

Fox News political reporter Paul Steinhauser said Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden’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 Bloomberg 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 Sanders (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. 

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