Another Super Tuesday … more primaries toward presidential election

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The New York Times gives up an overview of what is in store for today as Americans continues the march toward selecting their nominees for the presidential election:

Primary voting in Ohio and Florida today could determine whether there will be a contested convention among Republicans or a clear path to the nomination for Donald J. Trump.

Voting for both parties also takes place in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Here’s what we’re watching.

Bernie Sanders is looking to repeat his upset in Michigan across the Rust Belt, where Hillary Clinton’s support for trade agreements has created distrust among working-class voters.

The Hill lines up the races to watch:

… a Donald Trump victory in Florida would likely knock home state Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race. And if Trump can eke out a win over John Kasich in Ohio, the nomination is his to lose. But a divided result, with a Kasich win in Ohio — a likely scenario given recent polling and his popularity as governor — could mean a Republican primary road that winds all the way to an open convention.

BERNIE ON THE MARCH: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is tightening according to new polls, with Bernie Sanders closing in on Hillary Clinton in two important contests.

RUBIO FADING: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Donald Trump has extended his lead over Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio in the senator’s home state of Florida ahead of Tuesday’s primary, according to a new poll. Trump has the support of 44 percent of likely Florida primary voters in the Monmouth University poll released Monday, while Rubio is at 27 percent support.

OHIO NAIL-BITER: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: In Ohio, Trump and Kasich are tied at 38 percent each, with Cruz at 16 percent and Rubio at 3 percent, according to Quinnipiac polling.

For political junkies, it’s another day to crunch the numbers and watch the returns as voters go to the polls in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri.


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