‘Super Tuesday 2’ is upon us and today we will witness whether or not the two respective front runners can hold their places as top presidential hopefuls.

Hillary Clinton will be looking to capture the win in Michigan against opponent Bernie Sanders as a means of creating the momentum she hopes to gain to propel into the remaining industrial states.

We’ll get see if the inevitable takes place with Clinton winning Mississippi, continuing her winning trend with Southern and African-American voters.

Donald Trump will be looking to hold off top opponent Ted Cruz as the Republican race also heads into Michigan and Mississippi in addition to Idaho and Hawaii.

Following Sunday [March 8, 2016] night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton will be looking to prove that she can win in other states besides the South, a claim brought to light by Senator Sanders’s campaign manager Jeff Weaver.

A win in Michigan for Bernie Sanders would mean that he can go into the March 15 contests with a much better chance at winning Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri.

On the GOP’s side of things, the race still remains unclear with a lot of “what-ifs” hanging around.

While Ben Carson has dropped out of the race, he didn’t leave behind any significant remnants of an electorate that could carve a clear path pointing towards where this race is headed.

While Trump and Cruz are battling it out, another saga ensues between Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich.

Michigan is crucial on both sides of the race, and polls show that Governor Kasich is doing quite well in the Great Lake State.

While a lot of varying factors would have to play into Kasich ever propelling towards the nomination, the significance it holds for the establishment is that as Rubio and Kasich rack up votes, they’re hacking away at Donald Trump’s delegate count, making it less probable for him to gain the Republican nomination.

However, the fact remains that a lot more ground needs to be covered. As March 15 inches up closer and closer, the pressure will be on.

Republicans face the winner-take-all states that could very define their race and send some candidates packing.

For Marco Rubio or John Kasich to have any viable reason to remain in this race, they’ll have to, at the very least, claim the victory in their home states of Florida and Ohio, respectively,

While Democrats will be looking to win the delegate-heavy and diverse industrial states where popularity among all demographics will be key: a necessity that will reign supreme when the general elections come around.