Super Tuesday Expected to Strengthen Trump’s Path to GOP Nomination, While Haley’s Campaign Might Be Final Stand

Credits: USA Today

Former President Donald Trump is poised to make significant strides toward securing the Republican presidential nomination as he is expected to win the lion’s share of the 854 Republican delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

With 15 states holding GOP primaries or caucuses, Trump is anticipated to solidify his lead over his last remaining rival, Nikki Haley.

Describing Super Tuesday as the “single most important primary day of the year,” Trump expressed his confidence in a video posted on social media.

Trump (Credits: WMBD)

Having already secured victories in all but one of the first nine contests on the GOP nominating calendar, including North Dakota’s Republican presidential caucuses, Trump’s dominance is evident.

A strong showing on Super Tuesday will enable Trump to shift his focus towards a general election rematch with President Joe Biden, whom he lost to in 2020. Trump emphasized the importance of Republican and conservative voters turning out, stating that their support would help secure victory over Biden.

Among the states holding nominating contests on Super Tuesday are delegate-rich California and Texas, as well as Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Alaska and Utah are holding caucuses.

Public opinion polling in some of these states indicates Trump holds substantial leads over Haley. Winner-take-all rules in some states, including California, should further bolster Trump’s delegate count.

With more large states like Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio holding primaries on March 12 and 19, Trump is expected to reach the 1,215 delegates needed to clinch the nomination by mid-March.

A memo from Trump’s campaign last month predicted he would secure the nomination by March 19, even under the most favorable scenario for Haley.

Having dominated the GOP nomination race for nearly a year, Trump’s momentum continued with wins in Michigan’s GOP convention and the Missouri and Idaho caucuses. His significant lead over Haley, with more than 200 delegates, underscores his strong position in the race.

With his focus now turning towards Biden and the general election, Trump’s campaign is confident of victory. A recent Supreme Court ruling in his favor regarding a legal challenge to his placement on the 2024 primary ballot in Colorado further strengthens his position.

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