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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.

Posted on July 6, 2015, at 11:35 a.m. ET

This is Martin O'Malley. He is running for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

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O'Malley is currently polling at 1.3%, according to the latest Real Clear Politics polling average. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is at 62.8%.

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.

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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.

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