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Sanders to Capture the Most Delegates on Super Tuesday, Polls Indicate

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is likely to receive the most of the more than 1,300 Democratic delegates about to be pledged in the Super Tuesday voting, according to the polls.

While Sanders main opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, may win some of the 14 primaries and one caucus scheduled for March 3, Sanders leads the polls in most of the states with larger delegate counts, particularly California, where 415 delegates are to be won, and Texas, which will pledge 228 delegates.

Sanders has polled around 34 percent in California recently and around 30 percent in Texas. Hes also leading in Virginia (99 delegates), Massachusetts (91 delegates), and Colorado (67 delegates).

Biden, on the other hand, only has a poll lead in North Carolina (110 delegates)—around 25 percent to Sanderss 23. Biden scored big in South Carolina, where he crushed Sanders, who finished second, with more than a 28-point margin. The RealClearPolitics recent poll average only gave him a 15-point edge.

The polls dont give much hope to the other candidates. Under the Democratic Party rules, a candidate needs at least 15 percent of the vote to gain any delegates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is peaking above that threshold in California, Massachusetts, and Colorado, but always trailing Sanders, even in her home state, where he leads with about 25 percent to her 21.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is only polling well in her home state, where she leads the pack with about 29 percent. Minnesota, however, only has 75 delegates.

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg got first place in the Iowa caucuses and a tie in New Hampshire. His chances on Tuesday, however, look more grim. The recent poll averages show him falling short of the 15 percent mark in all the largest states about to cast their ballots.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing well enough in polls to suggest he may garner some delegates in Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina.

Even after Super Tuesday, there will be a number of states with large numbers of delegates left, including New York (274), Florida (219), Pennsylvania (186), and Illinois Read More – Source