Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Clinton Crushes Sanders on Super Tuesday
Wow. What a historic night.
Here are the results:
Clinton had massive landslides in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia. She outperformed the polls in most of these states, and the amount of delegates that she'll get in Texas alone will insure that the nomination is hers. No doubt about it: Clinton absolutely destroyed Sanders in these six contests more than I even imagined she would. Amazing.
Perhaps just as important in terms of momentum (if not delegates) Clinton also won in Massachusetts by two points. After Texas, this is definitely my favorite Hillary win of the night, because Bernie really wanted and needed Massachusetts. Yuuuuge win for Clinton.
Sanders significantly outperformed the polls in Oklahoma and won by 10 points. This is the biggest surprise of the night for me...and rather fascinating, actually.
Bernie also had nice wins in the two caucus states (Colorado and Minnesota). These were hard to predict so this wasn't a surprise, and he'll probably win a few more caucuses before he's done.
Yeah, it would have been extra sweet had Hillary beat Bernie 10-1 like I predicted earlier instead of 7-4...but no Clinton supporter should feel anything but elation about these results. Why? Because this nomination will be won with delegates, and Hillary's crushing dominance in the South made this a decisive night. And she will only pad this large delegate lead in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, it's also a massive night for Trump...and the GOP freakout has only begun.
Welcome to March.
Posted by Scott Hopkins at 11:33 PM