In an unexpected twist, Senator Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Michigan, despite polls showing a double-digit lead by Hillary Clinton. With a 50% share of the votes, Sanders won 65 delegates versus a 48% share and 57 delegates for Clinton.
Former Secretary of State Clinton won Mississippi by a large margin, with 82.6% and 29 delegate versus 16.5% and 4 delegates for Sanders. Clinton essentially gains 17 delegates in this performance, a very disappointing result compared to expectations for Mrs. Clinton.
At this point, Clinton leads the delegate count 758 to 525, excluding superdelegates who could conceivably change their minds. To win the nomination outright, a candidate needs 2383 delegates.
Next Tuesday, 792 delegates are up for grabs, and it appears Hillary has a commanding lead in the polls. However as we have seen, the polls have been unreliable, and perhaps a lackluster performance in the last Democratic debate has given Bernie some momentum.
March 15 states are Ohio, North Carolina(121), Illinois(182), Missouri (84), and Florida (246).