Presidential candidates have chance to shine on Super Tuesday

Published: Mar. 1, 2016 at 5:02 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 11, 2016 at 5:02 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Fresh off her huge win in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, Super Tuesday could be another victory for Hillary Clinton.

"Hillary Clinton is expected to do very well," political strategist Trav Robertson said. "It will increase her number of delegates."

However, Robertson said there still is a chance for Bernie Sanders to shine.

"If Sanders gets a certain threshold in the states and then a certain threshold in the congressional districts, he will win delegates that way as well," Robertson said. "He's got to win Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Colorado tomorrow. If he doesn't do that, it's going to be extremely difficult for him to cut a path to victory."

On the Republican side, Super Tuesday could determine just how strong the lead is for front runner Donald Trump.

"If Donald Trump starts reaching up to around that 50 percent in a lot of these states, then the momentum is definitely turning in his favor if those numbers are below that 40 percent," political analyst Shell Suber said. "If he's stuck in the 30's, then he has a real problem."

Suber says the proof is in the numbers.

"Rubio and Kasich voters are very similar," Suber said. "They probably will vote for one another if one go out. Add Kasich and Rubio's numbers together and that is a very anti-Donald Trump vote."

Tuesday could also determine who sticks around for another round.

"There were two people that a lot of us felt probably should have dropped out after South Carolina," Suber said. "Carson and Kasich as well. Kasich knows that there's very little chance."

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