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The Low Odds Of Martin O'Malley Winning The Nomination, As Told By Martin O'Malley

"I would hope that we could add a point every couple weeks as we move towards January," said O'Malley.

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Speaking with WBAL radio over the weekend in Iowa, O'Malley attributed his low numbers to being a "virtual unknown in Iowa and New Hampshire." He called this a "summer of introduction,” adding he hopes to pick up a percentage point "every couple weeks."

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"I would hope that we could add a point every couple weeks as we move towards January," said O'Malley.

The first contest, the Iowa caucuses, is currently set for February 1, 2016.

There are currently 30 weeks between today and the Iowa caucuses. If O'Malley were to pick up a point "every couple weeks" this would still leave him...

...more than 30 points behind Clinton, even if every point he picked up came from her.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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