Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set to dominate in race

, 10:50 AM IST
Hillary Clinton speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Washington: Seeking to extend their dominance in the presidential race, front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Monday put their bets on primaries in five delegate-rich East Coast states which could move them closer to earning their party’s nomination for the November polls.

Trump, 69, and Clinton, 68, are poised to win the five-state primaries on Monday if the latest opinion polls are to be believed.

This would give Clinton and Trump — both New Yorkers — a clear edge over their primary rivals and move them several steps closer to earning the party’s nomination for the November general elections, which would decide President Obama’s successor.

There are 172 Republican delegates at stake, and 384 up for grabs on the Democratic side in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode.