With Biden on life support–his campaign, that is–Bloomberg has emerged as the perceived frontrunner in the South. From PredictIt:
Former Republican, stop-and-frisk, aggressive-lending-to-minorities-caused-the-housing-crisis Bloomberg to be the candidate blacks rally behind with Biden on the ropes? Sanders has a pulse among blacks, but that comes from the young woke ones. They’re not a majority. Black Democrats are considerably less liberal than white Democrats are:
Sanders is going to have to smash through his current 20% ceiling among blacks to avoid a brokered convention he cannot hope to win.
More conspiratorially, Bloomberg is prepared to spend billions in an effort to buy the presidency. He could commission his own betting market Jeb Map for pocket change. Bloomberg News could then report on how the betting markets–which have a better track record than the polls–are presaging a victory in the nominating contest for the former mayor and media mogul!
GSS variables used: POLVIEWS, PARTYID(0-1), RACECEN1(1)(2), YEAR(2012-2018)