Republican Donald Trump leads his three rivals in Illinois' presidential primary, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll that shows many of the fissures affecting the GOP nationally have come to the Midwest.
The survey, conducted Wednesday through Sunday, also found Trump holds his advantage despite having the highest unfavorable rating of any of the Republican contenders ahead of next Tuesday's election.
On the Democratic said, front-runner Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead in her native state over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of next Tuesday's Illinois primary election, the Tribune poll found.
Ted Cruz won the Idaho Republican primary on Tuesday, a victory that strengthens the Texas senator’s effort to emerge as the sole viable alternative to Donald Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Idaho loss indicated that Trump’s domination of the campaign was beginning to ebb just as the New York billionaire is trying to establish himself as the presumptive Republican nominee amid a new onslaught of attacks from rivals and major party donors. Trump won the night's biggest delegate prizes, Michigan and Mississippi.
Sen. Bernie Sanders captured at least 543,000 votes Tuesday night in his Michigan victory — a huge sum more than Hillary Clinton won there in 2008 under very different circumstances.
Eight years ago, Michigan party officials bucked the Democratic National Committee and held an early primary in a violation of the rules protecting the first-in-the-nation status of Iowa, New Hampshire and a few others.
Candidates skipped campaigning in Michigan and Florida, which also broke the rules.
Bernie Sanders touted a "critically important night" in Michigan after pulling off an unexpected win Tuesday in a state where he trailed by double digits in the polls.
“I am grateful to the people of Michigan for defying the pundits and pollsters and giving us their support," he said in a statement. "We’re seeing the same kind of come-from-behind momentum all across America."
Sanders highlighted his campaign's success in areas around the country, an implicit contrast with rival Hillary Clinton, whose primary victories have come largely in the South.
Bernie Sanders won an upset victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the surprisingly close Democratic primary in Michigan, a state where he invested heavily and that his advisors called a “critical showdown.” Polls had shown Clinton with a double-digit lead in the state.
Sanders’ margin of victory will help determine how much the win will boost his campaign. He trails Clinton in total delegates needed to secure the nomination, and he needs to start scoring large wins to chip away at her lead.
It's a nail-biter in Michigan for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Polls ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary in the state showed Clinton with a double-digit lead, but with a little more than half of the state's precincts reporting, Sanders led slightly.
It's still an open question who will win the state, which has been viewed as a key battleground. Results were still pouring in from Detroit and Wayne County, the most populous area of the state, where the numbers were trending in Clinton's favor.