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‘16 from 30,000
It’s a Tuesday and voters are - yup - still voting! Bernie Sanders is probably poised for yet another victory over Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary season that’s starting to feel more drawn out than the final season of That ‘70s Show. In fact, as Donald Trump himself has somewhat self-interestedly pointed out, a casual observer of politics might be bewildered that Clinton is still considered the inevitable frontrunner despite the parades of headlines about Sanders’ wins. Here’s one thing we’ve noticed: Clinton has largely racked up her huge delegate lead on multi-state primary days like the “Super Tuesday” (when 13 states voted), “Super Tuesday 2” (when five states voted) and the “Acela Primary” (or as we called it “Super Tuesday Five: The Tuesening.”) Sanders, on the other hand, has excelled in some of the states that voted on less crowded days, like May 3rd’s Indiana, April 5th’s Wisconsin and tonight’s West Virginia. Here’s the thing: Sanders is set to have a good month, but Clinton is likely on a glide path to secure the delegates she needs on another crowded primary day -- June 7.
POPPING ON NBC POLITICS
Ted Cruz declined Tuesday to say that he will support Donald Trump, leaving open the possibility of restarting his own White House bid.
Marco Rubio is still skeptical about Donald Trump but won’t spend the rest of the election attacking him, NBC’s Alex Jaffe reports.
Trump may provide Hillary Clinton her rationale for running, NBC’s Perry Bacon writes.
The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll takes a look at hypothetical one-on-one matchups between Clinton v. Trump and Sanders v. Trump.
And Sanders has slightly closed the gap on Clinton, the survey found.
And from First Read: Will Donald Trump be a down-ballot drag?
FOR THE RECORD…
“I appreciate all the eagerness and excitement of all the folks in the media to see me back in the race.”
-- Ted Cruz on speculation he could reignite his 2016 run.
Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Jersey
Bernie Sanders is in Missoula and Billings, Montana. .