After a string of victories in the primaries so far, Donald Trump has been a 3-in-4 favourite for the Republican nomination for the past month.
Tonight he could become an even more overwhelming favourite as five major states go the polls, including two – Florida and Ohio – where the winner will win every delegate.
Trump will knock out the last two candidates favoured by the Republican establishment – Marco Rubio, the Florida senator, and John Kasich, the former Ohio governor – if he wins both states.
Polls suggest he could, though the race in Ohio looks particularly close.
But why are people voting for him? A new poll published this week by YouGov offers a surprising thought: it has nothing to do with his policies.
The findings are the latest evidence that Trump is tapping into a fierce current of dissatisfaction in the Republican party, a current that's been attributed to the party's actions over the past eight years and its vehement opposition towards President Obama.
Trump's recent rallies have been marred by violence – first in New Orleans a fortnight ago and more dramatically in Chicago on Friday – as he's repeatedly denounced the 'politically correct' actions of mainstream politicians.Reuse content