The voters who hold key to a Trump win

Media captionCan Trump widen his appeal in places like Massachusetts?

If Donald Trump wants to win the White House in November he will have to find support in communities he hasn't done very well with so far.

He basically has four options. Win more Hispanics, more African Americans, more women or more working class voters who might previously have voted Democrat.

Of those groups the first two are probably a lost cause. He has said too many incendiary things about Hispanics and black Americans seem to be firmly in Hillary Clinton's camp.

That leaves women - and he will try to reach them, although we don't yet know whether he can overcome his popularity deficit with women voters.

But, curiously perhaps, the easiest place for Donald Trump to rack up a few more votes is in white, working-class communities where people who once voted Democrat like the sound of the New York billionaire.

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Brexit would hurt Britain, US foreign policy expert says

Media captionBrexit would make UK 'less important'

How would the relationship between the White House and the UK change if Britain were no longer part of the EU?

Tom Donilon - who spent three years as the most senior voice on foreign policy in the Obama administration - was clear. On issues where America dealt directly with the EU, issues like the nuclear deal with Iran, immigration and aid spending, not being present at the EU table would lessen Britain's importance for the US.

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US election: How Trump defied all predictions

Trump in New York in September 2015 Image copyright AP
Image caption Trump's campaign launch was met with mockery... not any more

America tonight stands on the doorstep of greatness, or the precipice of doom.

Under a candidate this divisive, there's not much room for feeling anything in between, as the realisation dawns that Donald Trump now has a plausible shot at being America's next president.

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Why Americans should care about Brexit

Media captionWhy the US should care about a Brexit

The president's former chief economic adviser defended Mr Obama's decision to weigh in on Brexit so forcefully.

It's a bit like when your sister goes out with a bad date, Austan Goolsbee told me, you just have to say something.

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Trump's a disaster with women voters - and not just on abortion

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points as he speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Appleton, Wis Image copyright AP

Donald Trump said women who have abortions should be punished, he made crude insinuations about a TV anchor's menstrual cycle and he doesn't change nappies or do bedtimes.

No wonder he's struggling in the polls with women voters - it would be remarkable if he wasn't.

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US Election 2016: The Trump Protectionist Party

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media at a press conference following victory in the Florida state primary on March 15, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida Image copyright Getty Images

It may be useful to stop thinking of this presidential campaign as a contest between Democrats and Republicans.

Hillary Clinton is a Democrat. Donald Trump is also a Democrat.

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US election 2016: Jorge Ramos on Donald Trump's rise

Media captionUnivision journalist Jorge Ramos on Donald Trump

Journalist Jorge Ramos does nothing small. At 57, he has presented TV news for 30 years. About 1.9 million viewers a night watch his Univision programme. He has interviewed 60 heads of state from almost every country in South and North America.

For Hispanics living in the US, Mr Ramos is about as close to a journalistic god as it gets. Or in the language of Donald Trump, Mr Ramos is, despite his slightly diminutive stature, "yooge".

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Europe hates Trump. Does it matter?

  • 4 March 2016
  • From the section Magazine
A carnival float mocking US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on display near city hall on February 8, 2016 in Duesseldorf, Germany Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A carnival float mocking US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was displayed in Duesseldorf last month

Invoking global opinion in the context of US elections is a fool's errand. Perfectly understandably, voters in Paris, Pennsylvania, really don't give a damn what voters in Paris, France, think about their political choices. And why should they?

This is America's choice, not anyone else's. How would British voters feel if Texans weighed in on Brexit? This time, however, the international reaction to Donald Trump is so forceful and so unanimous in its condemnation that it is worth drawing attention to. I do so well aware that recent history is replete with examples where the world's opinion of a US presidential candidate backfired against those same critics.

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US election 2016: Lifelong Republicans turned off by Trump

Media caption"End of the party": Lifelong Republicans turned off by Trump

One of the many extraordinary things about this election is not how many people love Donald Trump, it's how many don't. And I don't just mean Democrats, or even Republican party grandees.

When asked about Mr Trump, a good number of ordinary, lifelong Republican voters express feelings that can only be described as loathing.

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Three things to watch for in New Hampshire

Media captionThree things to look for in New Hampshire results

Will New Hampshire be a boon or an another problem for suddenly less invincible Donald Trump? Will voters lean towards Marco Rubio? Can Bernie Sanders deliver an impressive win over Hillary Clinton in his neighbouring state?

The New Hampshire primaries will be crucial for both sides of the presidential race. The BBC's Katty Kay talks about the three things she'll be watching for on Tuesday night.

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