Super Tuesday has arrived as Democrats in 14 states cast their votes for who should be the party’s nominee to take on Donald Trump in November.

Late polling – somewhat skewed by the sudden withdrawal of Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in the wake of Saturday’s South Carolina primary – places Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in a tight two-horse race, with the former tipped to win California and the latter Texas.

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to win her home state but little else as former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to have failed to translate his huge investment in the fight into meaningful public support.

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One third of American voters would stay away if coronavirus hit neighbourhood

Another interesting survey here on how the coronavirus might impact Tuesday’s turnout.

Here’s the latest on the Trump administration’s response to the crisis from John T Bennett.
 

Bernie Sanders picking up support from liberals in north east and south west

By contrast, Bernie has his home state of Vermont and nearby Maine sown up and looks set to add Utah as he ties up the support of western liberals akin to those he courted in Nevada.

Polls reveal Joe Biden’s strength in southern states

A new survey by Change Research shows Biden securing a massive 20-point lead over Bernie in Virginia.

That tallies with Data Progress’s findings, which likewise underlined the candidate’s strength in the southern states, where he enjoys huge popularity among African American voters, as indicated by his barnstorming victory in South Carolina.

Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee are all likewise set to go Joe’s way.

Warren expected to win Massachusetts as Bloomberg falls flat

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to win her home state but little else, according to Data Progress, as former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to have failed to translate his huge investment in the fight into meaningful public support.

Sanders boosted by favourable California forecast as Biden set to take Texas

Super Tuesday has arrived as Democrats in 14 states cast their votes for who should be the party’s nominee to take on Donald Trump in November.

Late polling – somewhat skewed by the sudden withdrawal of Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in the wake of Saturday’s South Carolina primary – places Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in a tight two-horse race, with the former tipped to win California and the latter Texas.

According to those Data Progress numbers below, things are looking good for the old veep: North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma are all set to fall to him too.

Hello and welcome to The Independent‘s rolling coverage of Super Tuesday polling on what promises to be a make-or-break day for several of the Democratic candidates vying for the chance to challenge Donald Trump at the polls in November.