5 fresh facts about the presidential race in the US
The Presidential race in the United States is in full swing, and it is radically different from the previous ones. There is a clear erosion of the country's political elite, as people no longer trust the politicians in Washington, preferring instead independent candidates like Donald Trump, who promises to "make America great again."
The campaign against Trump is gaining momentum
It is not only the Democrats are now trying to sink Trump, but also his Republican Party fellows. When the current elite realized that his chances of winning were rapidly growing, they launched an information campaign against Trump. In addition to criticism from all sides and outright slander in the media, the hashtag #NeverTrump appeared on the Internet, which is being used in posts by Republicans who promise not to support Trump in the upcoming elections.
Trump is winning anyway
The hysteria in the American media is good for Donald Trump, something confirmed by the results of the recent primaries: he won in Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii, with Ted Cruz only being slightly stronger in Idaho. As a result, Trump secured his success in the previous parts of the race and stretched his lead in delegates, leaving his competitors behind in the race.
His opponents are losing their positions
The primaries in Mississippi showed that the establishment-backed Republicans are essentially on the brink of total defeat. Initially, Ted Cruz, a Southern evangelical, had a very strong position in this state, however, he lost to Trump “on his own turf." This suggests that even the most devoted supporters of the Republican candidates now support Trump, because they see him as the only possible alternative.
Sanders is trying to recoup
The Democratic race presented a surprise, as Bernie Sanders, who many had already called an outsider, began to recoup momentum. He beat Hillary Clinton in Michigan, where, judging by the polls, he was not forecasted to win, and Clinton only won by a small margin in Mississippi. Experts have pointed out that in the near future voting will take place in states where Sanders can count on strong support. However, his chances of success are still not as great as Clinton's, because she is supported by powerful circles like the Neocons, whose interests she represents.
One more Super Tuesday ahead
Intense political events are plentiful in the month of March in the US, with another Super Tuesday scheduled for the 15th March. Huge states such as Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, which form almost 15% of the population, will cast their vote. If Donald Trump can win in Florida, the home state of Sen. Marco Rubio, the outcome of the Republican race will become obvious.