Washington: As the race for the next President of the United States of America hots up all eyes now are on the big day - Super Tuesday on February 5 - when 22 states go to polls including Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's home states.
Obama needed to win south and he that's what he did getting mixed votes from the African American community.
The voting pattern of the African American community is significant because this is the first time that the community has actually become a factor in the primary cycle.
And that has also given a boost to the Obama camp because African American community is significant in several states that hold the primaries in the Super Tuesday.
This includes major states such as New York, Illinois and several others in the south.
For Hillary this means that she will really have to battle to win on Super Tuesday and the momentum shift to Obama could also mean that the polls in the primaries could be decided by a narrow margin.
There has been a lot of acrimony between Obama and Hillary in recent days that is likely to escalate as the stakes will only get higher with 22 states coming into play.