Analysts recap Super Tuesday at 2016 Lone Star Legislative Summit

Analysts recap Super Tuesday at 2016 Lone Star Legislative Summit
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nearly 24 hours after the end Super Tuesday and it's still the main topic of conversation, at least at the 2016 Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches.

"The message was all kind of the same in that they want somebody that's a strong leader," said Scott Braddock, editor for The Quorum Report.

Hilary Clinton and Ted Cruz both winners in Texas but when you talk delegates, Clinton walked away with 1,032 but Donald Trump making off with 319. With many asking the question tonight, just how has Trump gotten so far in the race to the White House?

"I think Trump has really tapped into anger on certain issues, especially immigration and national security," Braddock said.

Though Trump's run hasn't been short on controversy, polls show he still has voters convinced he's the man for the job.

"If you ask Republican voters what their number one concern is, across the board in every state and certainly every city and county in Texas is illegal immigration and border security and if you listen to his rhetoric on that, he is saying exactly what they want to hear," Braddock said.

Aside from Trump's near sweep, Tuesday's trip to the polls was eye-opening for another reason.

"We saw record-breaking, earth-shattering turnout from the republican side. I mean, 2.8 million state-wide voters, it nearly doubled the most previous side," said Chris Perkins, partner at WPA Research.

Many saying this was the first Super Tuesday in decades where the Texas Primary was still a factor, the question now, what's the Texas take away?

"I think in Texas that a conservative message really does work. I think what we saw yesterday is that during these primary elections, where people are very engaged, that is absolutely the key", Braddock said.

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