Political Review | March 4, 2016


There are 94 days until the New Jersey primary.

After 12 states and a territory voted on Super Tuesday, businessman and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Secretary of State and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton both have clear leads in the race for the presidency, having won seven states each. Trump won a combined 237 delegates, bringing his total to 319. After winning 504 on Tuesday, Clinton now has 1,052 total delegates.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) won three states and now has 226 total delegates, 17 of which he had before Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won four states and has 427 total states.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won his first state, and now has 110 total delegates.

While no candidate has secured a nomination yet, Trump’s success has earned him an endorsement by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a rebuke from former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R-Ma.).

Trump has a 37 percent approval rating, with 60 percent of those polled have an unfavorable view of him, according to CNN.

Clinton has a 45 percent approval rating, and a 52 percent unfavorable rating, while Sanders has a 50 percent favorable rating and a 33 percent unfavorable.

There are 1,762 more delegates available for the Republican candidates, who need 1,237 to secure the nomination. The Democratic candidate would need a total of 2,383 delegates, and there are 3,276 available.


Nikhilesh De

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