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Donald Trump sweeps Idaho, Missouri and Michigan contests, seizes national poll lead over Biden

Former president rolls up more delegates ahead of an expected Super Tuesday trounce.

Published: March 2, 2024 1:17pm

Updated: March 3, 2024 8:03am

Donald Trump swept the Missouri and Idaho Republican caucuses on Saturday and captured all 39 delegates at the Michigan GOP convention ahead of Super Tuesday as he marched toward a third straight presidential nomination.

As he easily dispatched of Nikki Haley and rolled up new delegates in three states, Trump stumped for votes in Virginia ahead of Tuesday’s 15-state primary bonanza.

With a firm grip on the nominating process, Trump set his sites on the fall election. “Republicans must WIN. We want a landslide that is TOO BIG TO RIG!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform as he swept all three of Saturday’s contests.

Polls showed the former president amassing a nationwide lead over President Joe Biden.

A New York Times and Sienna College poll released Saturday showed Trump leading Biden 48% to 43%. Perhaps more troubling for Democrats, 47% of Americans said they strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance as president.

The Associated Press called Trump the winner in Idaho and Missouri quickly after polls closed, repeating a trend that has occurred throughout all the early primaries.

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