Four days after the crucial multi-state primaries to elect the party nominees for U.S. president, known as Super Tuesday, another set of states are to hold contests on Saturday.
Hillary Clinton was riding a wave of momentum heading into Super Tuesday, after handily beating Democratic rival Sen.
Sanders previously trounced Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, a victory that was widely attributed to his status as a senator from neighboring Vermont.
Including superdelegates, Clinton now leads Sanders 1,066 to 432, according to the latest Associated Press delegate count. Speaking in Miami after notching several wins, Clinton also seemed to look beyond Sanders — taking implicit shots at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Sanders won contests in his home of Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma but Clinton swept through the South, adding to her delegate lead.
Political analyst Tony Cignoli called Clinton’s victory in Springfield “very decisive”, especially considering Sanders’ well-organized support network in MA.
Sanders’ religion is least likely to be an issue for the young, in the context of a recent Pew Research study that indicated 10% of voters regard being Jewish as a factor in a candidate’s electability. “The more people know him, the more they like him”. Cruz has two things to prove: that he can hold off a Trump victory in his delegate-rich state of Texas, and that he can retain support among evangelicals across the Southern states.
Bernie Sanders is making trade policy a centerpiece of his efforts to win next week’s Democratic presidential primary in MI.
Clinton also expanded her base.
According to national exit polls, Mrs. Clinton won 86 percent of the votes of African-American women and 81 percent of the votes of African-American men.
Almost half of Sanders’ voters said honesty was the most important quality and about a third said they were looking for someone who cares.
Mrs. Clinton was assured of winning at least 457 of the 865 delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, while he was expected to collect 299 delegates, with the remaining still undecided.
Â— Not surprisingly for a self-described democratic socialist like Sanders, the senator did better among lower-income voters than higher-income.
“I think people’s social opinions can change over decades; that’s normal, ” McConkey said. Well, Democrats would tell you the drop-off is due to Republican-influenced voter ID laws, which prevent certain demographics from reaching the polls.
Dave Pirie, a 69-year-old retiree who cast his ballot early Tuesday afternoon in the Boston suburb of Framingham, said his decision to support Bernie Sanders came down to a single word – trust.
The video reflects a growing concern for the GOP that as Democrats line up behind Clinton, the Republicans’ infighting will become a liability in a general election.