As the latest 2016 Republican Super Tuesday polls roll in, the group of GOPers who still be on primary and caucus ballots for the next United States president are no doubt waking up from nights of tense sleep.
After nearly a year of intense campaigning, full of momentary frontrunners like Carly Fiorina and cringeworthy 0 percenters like Rick Santorum, the GOP field has trickled down to just five men still kicking up enough dust to make the latest 2016 Republican Super Tuesday polls: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and John Kasich.
Tuesday’s truly “super” 2016 primaries and caucuses will include eleven states, and a total of 595 delegates for the Republicans still in the race. That’s huge news for Ted and Marco, who are currently heavily lagging behind Donald. Yet, even if the GOP polls where Trump is slated to lose ring true, it is unlikely for Donald’s massive lead to shift tomorrow, reported Real Clear Politics.
Super Tuesday States Polling Trump (With Delegate Count):
- Virginia (49)
- Georgia (76)
- Massachusetts (42)
- Oklahoma (43)
- Alabama (50)
- Tennessee (58)
- Vermont (16)
Currently, Trump holds a total of 87 delegates to Cruz’s 17, Rubio’s 16, John Kasich’s 6, and Ben Carson’s 4. That means he is literally holding double what the entire rest of the GOP field has won combined. In some Super Tuesday polls, it looks like Ted and Marco might be able to sneak up on him in the battle for the 2016 Republican nomination, but that picture is one tinged with hope that borders on the delusional.
Polls Calling Cruz Super Tuesday Victory:
- Texas (155)
Still, Donald is trailing Cruz in polls by around 10 percent in the most important of GOP states: conservative stronghold Texas. More than a quarter of the Super Tuesday delegates — 155 to be exact — will come from the Lone Star state, more than double the next biggest grab in Georgia with 76. Bad news for Ted, that southern state is one of the primaries where Trump is maintaining an unshakable lead.
Minnesota, on the other hand, offers the only true bright spot for Rubio. He’s polling a few points ahead of his Republican rivals for the state’s caucuses, but even if he somehow swept the Land of 1000 Lakes, a paltry number of delegates awaits him. Arkansas shows a near dead-heat between all three of the GOP frontrunners, with a small advantage for Ted.
Super Tuesday States With Unclear Polls:
- Alaska (28)
- Minnesota (38)
- Arkansas (40)
What do you think about the latest 2016 Republican Super Tuesday polls? Will the primaries and caucuses send delegates to the right GOP candidate?
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