Mar 6, 2024 - News

Trump wins GOP presidential caucuses

Data: Associated Press; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press; Table: Axios Visuals

Former President Donald Trump won Utah's Republican presidential caucuses, per AP projections.

By the numbers: Trump took about 58% of the vote, while former UN ambassador Nikki Haley received nearly 41%, according to the preliminary results.

The other side: President Joe Biden easily won Utah's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, with 88% of the vote, per AP.

Context: Unlike Democrats, the Utah GOP opted to hold a presidential preference poll at caucus meetings across the state for Super Tuesday.

The big picture: Trump and Biden dominated other Super Tuesday states, marching toward their parties' respective nominations, Axios' Erin Doherty and Sophia Cai report.

The backdrop: Haley made a campaign stop in Utah last week, warning voters that Republicans would lose in November if Trump becomes the GOP nominee.

  • Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and first lady Abby Cox endorsed Haley in January.
  • Dozens of state lawmakers, including House Speaker Mike Schultz, released a letter backing Trump days before Haley's visit.

Flashback: GOP voters have demonstrated lukewarm support for Trump in Utah, a deeply religious state where many residents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Go deeper: Joe Biden leads Utah campaign donations

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