Senator Bernie Sanders has little chance to pull out an outright win, but in yesterday’s Democratic primary, he won three states in a big way. He won Alaska (82% to 18%), Washington (73% to 27%), and Hawaii (70% to 30%).
Sanders still needs to win more than 2/3 of the remaining delegates to win the primary outright. Including super delegates Hillary needs to win only 1/3 of the remaining delegate.
Polling still shows Hillary has a substantial lead nationally for the remainder of the race and in important states like New York and Pennsylvania. But the results in these states were unexpectedly lopsided toward Sanders. The next primary is April 5 in Wisconsin, which polls say is a tight race. However, since all democratic primaries are proportional, close races benefit Hillary in the delegate count.
On “Meet the Press” Sanders commented he has won 5 of the last 6 contests, and that he has the momentum. He believes the superdelegates currently supporting Hillary may be in play. He still believes his issues are compelling, and if he is right he still could be the nominee. We believe he is not right.
We have already predicted Clinton to be the winner, unless something major happens (like an indictment?) we see no reason to change our minds.