Sunday, March 6 is a big day for the Democratic caucus in Maine, as they will choose their presidential candidate. As a long-awaited event, the Democrats will gather in 400 locations across the state in order to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Like in previous occasions, the voters supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will stand on one side while voters for Senator Bernie Sanders will stand on the other as they try to convince undecided voters to join their respective sides.
In the democratic race Sanders is coming up in second place after Clinton, who reached 57 percent among likely primary voters in comparison with a 40 percent for Sanders.
The votes will ensure the selection of a line-up of delegates to the state convention, where an election for national delegates will take place. As a result, 25 delegates will be sent from Maine to the national convention in Philadelphia, as well as 30 other super delegates.
This race will surely be a tight one as Hillary and Bernie’s scores don’t differ too much from the other as Hillary Clinton only has a 17-point advantage over Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders. However, Clinton is getting more votes on strategic demographics of the voters as it shows a 76 percent of likeability amongst African Americans in contrast to Bernie’s 21 percent.
Bernie is also scoring low along with voters of ages 45 and older with a 27 percent, while Hillary has a staggering 68 percent, according to recent polls. But Bernie is not quitting so easily, the Senator from Vermont leads among independent voters with a 60 percent to Clinton’s 36 percent as well as with those under 45 years old with a 61 percent versus Clinton’s 39 percent.
As a preventive measure, Bernie called his supporters last week in Portland as he announced he would win if there were a large turnout. In addition, the results for the democratic race are not binding, like the Saturday’s GOP caucuses.
Turmoil in the Republican Race
It’s worth noticing that Trump got a 41 percent support of primary voters in the Republican race, leaving Ted Cruz with a 22 percent while Marco Rubio and John Kasich stand with 17 percent and 13 percent, accordingly. The results from the Republican race have been unexpected considering that Trump leads the GOP pack among almost every demographic group.
On Saturday however, both Cruz and Trump won on the four-state round of voting. Cruz captured two victories in Kansas and Maine and as he declared in his speech that “a manifestation of a real shift in momentum,” he showed signs of premature exuberance.
On the other hand, Trump locked Louisiana and Kentucky while still leading current polls and he declared a contest between him and Cruz while calling Rubio to drop out from the race. Unfortunately for Marco Rubio, he finished last and far off the pace in all four contests, yet he claims his fortune will soon change after the Super Saturday disappointing results.