Thursday, March 24, 2016

Still running second overall, Cruz wins big in rural Utah, Sanders in rural Idaho on Tuesday

Rural Utah and Idaho residents bucked the recent presidential voting trend, with rural Utah voters overwhelmingly favoring Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over businessman Donald Trump in Tuesday's voting and rural Idaho voters showing strong support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race, Bill Bishop reports for the Daily Yonder. Sanders also won big in Utah, while Trump and Clinton won in rural areas and overall in Arizona, with only about 5 percent of the state's votes coming from rural areas. (Yonder graphics)
In rural Utah, Cruz won 68.3 percent of the vote, to 21.3 percent for Trump and 10.4 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Bishop writes. Trump won 51.1 percent of rural votes in Arizona, to 31.3 percent for Cruz. In Idaho, Sanders scored 69.7 percent of rural votes, to 29.1 percent for Clinton. Clinton won the rural votes in Arizona, 64 percent to 30.7 percent. Sanders won overall in Utah, 79.3 percent to 20.3 percent. (Read more)

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