A batch of new polls promises that Tuesday night will be ... unsettling. Or very, very, very settling, as in nominees could be settled.
Worth noting: Florida and Ohio's delegates are winner take all on the GOP side. This Tuesday involves voting in those states plus Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri and the Northern Mariana Islands (for Dems).
The polls show Trump cleaning up in Florida and Illinois, but losing Ohio to Kasich, who is, at this point, no more than a spoiler/contest-convention-hopeful. Rubio/Kasich? Romney/Kasich? Cruz/Kasich?
The polls also show Hillary ahead by miles in Florida (I don't particularly understand that) and Ohio (ditto), but leading by a slim margin in Illinois, her actual home state. This sort of makes sense in that I don't think Illinois feels like her home state and Illinois has a very Michigan feel (but so does Ohio, so..?). It would probably embarrass her to lose Illinois again; last time, Obama was such an Illinois hometown hero, it was a foregone conclusion.
What would work out best for the Democrats on Tuesday—presuming Hillary is going to be the nominee anyway, which regardless of your preference is a pretty safe presumption—if for her to win them all, relegating Bernie to “you did surprisingly well, but are not going to win” status. He's already had a big impact on the race, so I wouldn't say he should or will quit on a dime ... (Keep reading after the jump)