The Presidential race becomes a bit more scattered this weekend with a mixture of primaries and caucuses over the course of Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening on each day with some analysis of the races as they stand.
Cruz: KS, ME
Trump: KY, LA
Sanders: KS, ME, NE
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Kansas could be a competitive race on the Democratic side. Polls show Hillary Clinton with a reasonable lead, but with almost 40% of voters still undecided, this race is a toss-up.
As with the Democratic race, the Republican side is close but currently gives the front runner an edge. The latest polling shows Donald Trump leading at 26%, however, 39% remain undecided. I would call this race a toss-up as well.
The last poll in Kentucky is from weeks ago and shows Trump with a 13 point lead. However, given theLive Results: amount that remain undecided, this race can also be considered a toss-up. Trump may be a favorite, but he has not done as well in caucuses as he has in primaries.
There has been no recent polling in Maine so the state of the race is likely a toss-up.
No polling exists for this race, but Bill Clinton has been in Nebraska this week campaigning for his wife. I’d have to naturally give Clinton the edge here, but anything could happen in a caucus situation.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Maine is in the backyard of Vermont so Bernie Sanders could do quite well here. This could be a close one but I suspect Sanders may have the edge heading into it.
Puerto Rico Republican Caucus
Live Results: New York Times
I suspect Marco Rubio will do well in Puerto Rico since he has been one of the few candidates discussing their economic problems as of late.
We’ll have results trickling in over the weekend and a full wrap up on Saturday night and Sunday night with the results of the day.