New polls released Sunday shows Bernie Sanders winning two key Super Tuesday states: Texas and North Carolina, where nearly 340 delegates are up for grabs.
Sanders is a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, but he is still showing as the clear winner in the deep-red state of Texas, according to the NBC News/Marist poll taken in the days leading up to the South Carolina primary election.
In Texas, Sanders is shown with 34 per cent support, and former Vice President Joe Biden is in a distant second with 19 per cent.
The win in Texas, which will award 228 delegates, would be big for Sanders, as he lost the most populated Republican state in the 2016 primaries to Hillary Clinton 65.2 per cent to 33.2 per cent.
As Sanders was proclaimed the winner in the Nevada caucuses last month, he was holding a rally in San Antonio, Texas, where he told the crowd not to tell Donald Trump how much support he had in the Lone Star State.
Two new polls show that Bernie Sanders is likely to win Super Tuesday states: Texas and North Carolina, where there are a combined nearly 340 delegates up for grabs
Sanders is shown with a commanding lead in the deep-red state of Texas, with 34 per cent to No. 2 candidate Joe Biden's 19 per cent
Joe Biden comes in second in both states in the poll, which was taken in the days leading up to the South Carolina primary
Sanders and Biden are shown in a head-to-head contest in North Carolina, with Biden falling only two per behind Sanders in a poll that has a margin of error of 5.1 percentage points
'Don't tell anybody, I don't want to get them nervous, we are going to win the Democratic primary in Texas. And you know, this is also important the president gets very, very upset easily, so don't tell him we're going to beat him here in Texas,' Sanders said to a cheering crowd as he celebrated his victory in Nevada.