Monday, February 22, 2016
Donald Trump is leading in 10 of the 14 states set to vote in Republican primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks.
Recent polls show that Trump is ahead in Nevada, Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Louisiana.
The Associated Press reports that his campaign has around 100 staffers in states across the South in preparation for Super Tuesday.
According to Real Clear Politics, his biggest lead is in Massachusetts, where he is 35 points ahead of Marco Rubio.
Trump’s lowest margin of victory is predicted to come in Minnesota, where he leads Rubio by 6 points.
In Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s home state, Trump trails him by 6.7 percent, meaning he could still grab a chunk of the state’s 172 delegates.
Trump is currently ahead with a total of 61 delegates, 50 more than Cruz. The eventual nominee will need 1,236 out of 2,472.
Trump also trails in Arkansas, Colorado and Kentucky.
The candidates are now revving up their campaigns for Super Tuesday, March 1, when voters go to the polls in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.
Posted by Barbara at 8:13 PM