Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump heads into Super Tuesday's vote In Massachusetts with a 2-1 margin lead over the other candidates, according to the latest Suffolk University Poll.

David Paleologos, Director of the Suffolk University Research Poll, says the lead is an amazing margin and that Trump continues to grow within the Republican party demographically.  Paleologos says,” currently it's a 23-point margin which is the largest margin of any of the earlier states, including Nevada...where Trump won by 22-percent, obviously there’s a margin of error.”  This is a big, big spread.

As far as the other candidates, Paleologos tells WGBH Morning Edition host Bob Seay that it’s very close between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich.  He says, “part of the reason is that Texas Senator Ted Cruz isn’t really showing up in Massachusetts polling, mostly because the electorate in the northeast states don’t necessarily take to his evangelical politics.  The poll number show Rubio with 20- percent, Kasich at 17-percent, Cruz polled at 9-percent, Ben Carson at 4-percent, with 7-percent undecided.

On the Democratic side, the Suffolk poll shows Hillary Clinton with an 8-point lead over Bernie Sanders, but Paleologos says it’s unclear if that lead will hold up.

Poll numbers show Clinton with 49.6 percent, or 50-42 percent lead, an 8-point margin.

He says they’ll be monitoring two groups participation including independents, which lean more toward Sanders or they could jump to the Republican side,  and  the other group is the younger voters, age 36-45, which could also lean toward Sanders. 

For more on Suffolk University Polling results and the interview with its Director David Paleologos listen to the interview/audio file above.