NEW YORK CITY, New York — Billionaire Donald Trump easily swept the latest iteration of Super Tuesday, dominating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island—winning all contests by a large majority.
Trump hit more than 50 percent in all five contests, obliterating the latest anti-Trump narratives that he cannot win a majority of voters. While results are still trickling in after Trump was named the winner in all five states within seconds of the polls closing, exit polling in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland showed the real estate developer clearing 60 percent—blowout wins in a three-way race. And while no exit polling is available for Rhode Island or Delaware, Trump very well could clear 60 percent in those places too. In early returns, Trump was over 60 percent in both.
Trump’s big wins all up and down the Acela corridor come a week after he won more than 60 percent of the vote in his home state of New York—where he pulled in at least 89 of the state’s 95 delegates, with two more delegates remaining outstanding.
Trump’s team inside Trump Tower here in New York was excited and confident as the race moves now to Indiana. It’s a state where, despite Sen. Ted Cruz’s omnipresence in the past several days, Trump is leading in the polls.
Trump’s wins are so big that even the Fox News Channel’s Carl Cameron—whose network has been extraordinarily hostile to the national GOP frontrunner—said that Trump is aiming to now “pivot” to being the “presumptive nominee.” Cameron noted on Tuesday evening that Trump will now focus his energies on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.