Super Tuesday Predictions

By: Stephanie Satchell Email
By: Stephanie Satchell Email

February 5, 2008

Millions of people will be hitting the polls on Tuesday to cast their vote in either a primary or caucus. Virginia’s primary isn't until next week but many people in Charlottesville already have their minds made up and are predicting the outcome of Super Tuesday.

"McCain vs. Obama," said Andrew Nelson.

"I think McCain, even though I hope Romney," said Oraman McDaniel

“I tend to think that Obama is going to come out on top,” said Andrew Owen.

Regardless of who people want they've all made a predictions on who they think will come out on top after Super Tuesday.
Most of the people I talked to seem to agree that it will be John McCain and Barack Obama fighting for the presidency.

“On the democratic side it's unlikely that any body is going to come out of Super Tuesday with an insurmountable lead,” said Matt Symth, UVa Center for Politics.

Insurmountable or not many agree that Obama will take the lead.
But its not just competitive on the democratic side, republican candidates Mitt Romney and john McCain are starting to turn up the heat as well.

“It's really developing into a 2 person race between John McCain and Mitt Romney,” said Symth.

Out of all the people I talked to men, women, young and old not one person predicted that Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee would come out on top for the Republican Party.

And only one person I talked to even mentioned Ron Paul as a possibility, just saying that the candidate would continue to say in the race until the end.

Even though many have made their Super Tuesday predictions UVa's Matt Smyth also says what happens in the poles today will have a lot to do with voter turn out and it could be anyone’s race.

24 states will have either caucuses or primaries over the next week including Virginia which will have its primary next Tuesday the 12th. Stay tuned in to wcav’s web channel and visit our new politics page for the latest information throughout Super Tuesday.

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