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US presidential election 2016: Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton clash expected in November, say reports

Addressing A Massive Rally In Indiana, Trump Exuded Confidence That He Will Be The Republican Presidential Nominee. “Honestly, If We Win Indiana, It’s Over. It’s Over,' Said Trump, Leading In Indiana By 15 Points Against His Nearest Rival Senator Ted Cruz From Texas. Indiana Has 57 Delegate In This Winner-take All State.

PTI | Updated on: 03 May 2016, 04:02:38 PM
US presidential election 2016: Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton clash expected in November, say reports


US Presidential Election 2016: As the primary season enters its  last lap, the race for next White House occupant seems to have narrowed down to two New Yorkers - real estate mogul Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ahead of the Indiana primary elections, major news outlets and political pundits projected that the Democratic presidential nomination is likely to fall into the lap of Clinton, while Trump is now expected to emerge as the GOP nominee.

And same is the mood of the nation, CNN said in its latest opinion poll. As per a new CNN/ORC poll, 84 per cent of voters nationwide think Donald Trump will lead the Republican ticket in November, while 85 per cent say the same about Democratic front-runner Clinton. Hillary Clinton is the choice of 51 per cent of Democratic voters, while 49 per cent of Republican voters say they would prefer Trump to be their nominee. (Also read. Donald Trump sweeps East Coast primaries, Hillary Clinton wins three states)

Bing, the major search engine of Microsoft yesterday predicted that at the end of the Republican primary process in California on June 7, Trump would have 1,366 delegates, 125 more than the 1,237 needed to become the GOP presidential nominee. Similarly, Hillary Clinton would have 2,676 delegates, nearly 300 more than the 2,383 required to become the first ever woman to be a presidential nominee of a major political party. It would also be one of the rarest occasion that the candidates would be from the same city and having their headquarters on New York.

Addressing a massive rally in Indiana, Donald Trump exuded confidence that he will be the Republican presidential nominee. “Honestly, if we win Indiana, it’s over. It’s over,” said Trump, leading in Indiana by 15 points against his nearest rival Senator Ted Cruz from Texas. Indiana has 57 delegate in this winner-take all state. Trump, as per RealClearPolitics calculations, has 996 delegates, while he himself claims to have the support of at least 1,001 delegates. Cruz has 565 delegates and Governor John Kasich from Ohio has 153 delegates. (Also read. Hillary Clinton campaign slams Trump for mocking Indian)

“They’re finished. They’re gone. They’re gone,” Donald Trump said referring to Cruz and Kasich. Even a loss in Indiana, he said, would not give them any path to nomination.

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First Published : 03 May 2016, 03:03:00 PM