GOP Primaries: Trump Will Win Arizona: Cruz Takes Utah


If it is Tuesday then it must be a primary day, so today It’s another round of primaries and caucuses with more than 100 delegates up for grabs for both the Democrats as well as the Republicans. The big prize of the day will be Arizona with 58 delegates up for grabs.

It is a winner take all state on the GOP side and according to the latest poll taken over the weekend by KSAZ-Fox 10 Phoenix and Opinion Savvy, Donald Trump is likely to win the Arizona primary. In the survey, he received 45.8 percent support from the 588 respondents. Ted Cruz ranked second with a healthy 33.3 percent, or 196 voters. John Kasich ranked third with 17.1 percent, while 3.8 percent were undecided.

Trump hopes to make sure that he nails down Arizona where he did a great deal of campaigning this past week and drew large crowds in the Phoenix area. So, he hopes to nail down the biggest prize of day this Tuesday.

While, Trump hopes to win Arizona, Cruz will likely win big in both Utah and Idaho where he has been spending most of his time over the past week.


Utah hosts caucuses. In the Republican Party, 40 delegates are available. If a GOP candidate manages to receive 50 percent of the vote, or higher, then he will win all 40 delegates. If not, the 40 delegates will be split pending final results.

According to the Y2 Analytics survey, Cruz has leads the pack with 53 percent and could win all 40 delegates. Kasich placed second with 29 percent, while Trump was a distant third at 11 percent. The poll surveyed 500 likely Republican voters between March 17 and March 19.

The final event of the day for the GOP is in American Samoa with nine delegates at stake. The American Samoa process will decide through a convention, not a primary or caucus. There is no way of knowing who will win those nine delegates, but it will likely be split between Trump and Cruz.





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