Gains for Trump, Clinton and Sanders

Gains for Trump, Clinton and SandersGains for Trump, Clinton and Sanders

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in Mississippi, while Senator  Bernie Sanders clinched Michigan. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, meanwhile, won both states for the GOP.

Former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, continued in securing her position as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s pick for presidential candidate, scoring votes especially among the African-American population of the southern state of Mississippi who favor Clinton over Sanders, AFP reported.

But her battle with  appears to be far from over, as most news agencies and outlets reported the senator from Vermont to have made gains in the Midwestern state of Michigan following a close race—a state that had originally been projected to give Clinton a lead over Sanders.

Trump managed to deepen his grip on the Republican nominating contest in both Mississippi and in Michigan.

Four states in total are voting in primaries, with Republicans also holding pre-election events in Idaho and Hawaii in addition to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.

According to US media, Trump’s conservative rival Ted Cruz won Idaho, taking almost 42% of the vote ahead of Trump’s 28.9% and 18.1% for Senator Marco Rubio.

Trump’s gains in Michigan and Mississippi could make March 15 the decisive day’s voting, when the delegate-rich states of Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina host their Republican primaries.

However, Trump still has a long way to go to reach the required number of delegates. It might still take weeks for either party’s presidential nominations to be clear.

Trump is hoping to restore his campaign there after suffering a number of public image setbacks in the past week, which have also resulted in a barrage of attacks from other Republican Party members. Senator Cruz has been positioning himself as the prime alternative to Trump, whose belligerent style has been making headlines.

Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida appears to lag in Michigan polls and could fall out of the race if he fails to win in his home state of Florida later in March.