The Democratic race is now down to two. (USC Annenberg Media)
The Democratic race is now down to two. (USC Annenberg Media)

Former Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley has suspended his bid for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States on the evening of the Iowa Democratic caucuses. He received less than 1 percent of the vote in the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.

This comes after he came in third in the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, which is known as the "gold standard" for Iowa polling right before the caucuses.

Both the Clinton and Sanders will fight over the former governor's supporters, and they could influence some of the other nominating contests.

A Public Policy Polling poll released on Friday indicated that 57 percent of O'Malley's supporters would switch to Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Reach Staff Reporter Eytan Wallace here.