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Donald Trump Bags Michigan, Mississippi GOP Primaries

Donald Trump Bags Michigan, Mississippi GOP Primaries
Donald Trump Sr. at #FITN in Nashua, NH Michael Vadon / FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0

US ELECTIONS 2016

Donald Trump Bags Michigan, Mississippi GOP Primaries

Republican front runner Donald Trump bagged victories in Michigan and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday.

Republican presidential candidate and front runner Donald Trump has achieved primary victories in Michigan and Mississippi on Tuesday.

“It shows you how brilliant the public is,” he said.

On the Democratic side, as per CNN projections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bag the Mississippi primary. The wins for Clinton and Trump come in what is referred to as Super Tuesday 2. While the contests for Republicans are being held in four states – Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississippi – and have as many as 150 delegates up for grabs, Democrats are battling in Michigan and Mississippi with 166 delegates.

According to CNN, Clinton’s win in Mississippi strengthens her dominance in Southern primary states with large numbers of African-American voters. “The sooner I could become your nominee, the more I could begin to turn attention to the Republicans,” Clinton addressed her supporters. Her campaign manager, Robby Moon. told CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, “We think that the race is much closer than the public polls show.”

Trump’s win highlights his capacity to win despite a stream of attacks he received from rivals. In his address on Tuesday, Trump attacked former Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who last week said that he would never vote for the business mogul. While Romney said Trump has had several failed business ventures, Trump asserted the contrary, citing businesses like Trump steaks, Trump water, Trump wine, and Trump magazine.

As reported by USA Today, the Better Business Bureau also disputed Trump’s statement about his claims regarding a former business venture, Trump University. “During the period when Trump University appeared to be active in the marketplace, BBB received multiple customer complaints about this business,” the bureau said.

However, new polls reveal that support from Trump may be declining. Voice of America reports, as per a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, that while 34 percent of Republicans supported Trump, his lead over Texas Senator Ted Cruz (with 25 percent support), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (with 18 percent) and Ohio Governor John Kasich (with 13 percent) is narrowing compared to previous surveys.

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