Despite Big Wins for Both Trump and Clinton, it is Still Not a Two Person Race

Donald_TrumpReality TV star Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have each come out on top in their respective parties following the votes held in twelve states on Super Tuesday.

Trump won seven of the eleven states voting for the Republican nominee for president, losing three to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and one to Florida Senator Marco Rubio. There is little surprise over Cruz winning his home state, but it is now fairly clear that he is the only one capable of taking down the party’s front-runner.

Clinton has also won seven states, losing four to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who like Cruz also won his home state. Clinton’s win has largely been attributed to her overwhelming support among black and Hispanic voters, both predominant in many of the southern states which form the majority of the Super Tuesday bloc. But unlike on the Republican side, Sanders alone opposes the leading Democrat, and if his momentum leads to wins in the upcoming large states of Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, the Democrats will actually have a race on their hands.

But if not, Trump will truly become the only one left to beat.

Further reading:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35703911
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/us/politics/democratic-primary-results.html?_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/us/politics/republican-primary-results.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/super-tuesday-clinton-trump-score-early-wins-160301223826096.html

Image: “Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore” by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0

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