Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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When it comes to Donald Trump’s women problems, the top-line polling numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.

The real estate mogul's sexist rhetoric coupled with his clumsy posturing on policy issues that already hamstrung Republicans with female voters have exacerbated a gender gap that helped President Obama defeat Mitt Romney in 2012.

It’s no secret that Trump -- whose latest antagonization was his insistence Tuesday night that Hillary Clinton was relying on the “woman card” -- is turning off women in huge numbers. But Trump is not just angering the women who were maybe leaning Democratic anyway.

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Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin was projected by the Associated Press late Tuesday to be the winner in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat in race to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who launched a Senate bid this year.

The race broke records with the money spent by the many campaigns -- including the millions of dollars one of Raskin's rivals had poured into his own bid -- and the field featured an array of notable candidates.

In addition to serving in the Maryland legislature, Raskin is a law professor at American University.

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Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Delaware primary Tuesday. Her victory comes after polling showed her leading rival Bernie Sanders in the state. Her victory was called around 8:30 p.m. by MSNBC and ABC.

Delaware’s polling however was sparse compared to other states, and it showed the Democratic primary race to be tighter than the other contests being held Tuesday. So both campaigns paid considerable attention to Delaware.

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With his win projected in Delaware, Donald Trump has swept all five northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday. His victory in the Delaware was called by MSNBC and CNN at around 8:30 p.m, after Trump wins were declared in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maryland.

Trump was polling strongly in Delaware and the other mid-Atlantic states hosting primaries Tuesday. He is expected to rack up delegates as the GOP primary makes its final turn towards July’s Republican National Convention.

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