US Presidential Elections Current Poll Standings: Bernie Senders beats Clinton in Michigan, its implications
Bernie Sanders who is slowly gaining momentum in the recent weeks was simply overjoyed. The win in Michigan caps his excellent performance in the Super Saturday and his rather good performance in Super Tuesday. The momentum now seems to be shifting to the Vermont Senator from the former First Lady Hillary Clinton.
If the momentum continues in the next few more contests in other parts of the country, the 74-year old Vermont Senator will start getting more support from influential Democratic officials besides super delegates. And this may completely derail Hillary Clintonâ€™s dream to enter White House as President.
Following his shocking win in Michigan, Sanders in a statement said, â€œBernie Sanders wins Michigan. In a statement he said, “”I am grateful to the people of Michigan for defying the pundits and pollsters and giving us their support. This is a critically important night. We came from 30 points down in Michigan and we’re seeing the same kind of come-from-behind momentum all across America.”
“Not only is Michigan the gateway to the rest of the industrial Midwest, the results there show that we are a national campaign. We already have won in the Midwest, New England and the Great Plains and as more people get to know more about who we are and what our views are we’re going to do very well”, The Vermont Senator added.
On the other hand, Donald Trumpâ€™s chariot seems to be unstoppable. He won Michigan and Mississippi rather easily and went on to add that the “single biggest” story in politics today is the record turnout in Republican primaries.
He went on to add, “We’ll take many many people away from the Democrats”. In what seems like an effort to soften talk about a split within the Republican Party as Trump moves closer to the nomination, he said “I hope Republicans embrace” his candidacy and his supporters. Still reeling from the anti-Trump speech by Mitt Romney, Trump brought props to his event, including Trump Steaks, Trump Wine, Trump Water and Trump Magazine, all items that Romney criticized during his speech. Getting back to his performance, he said, “There’s only one person who did well tonight: Donald Trump,” Trump said about himself, adding that he insists that he’s going to do “really well” in Florida and Ohio.