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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trump wins 45.9% of Nevada Republican caucus, carries Nevada Republican Latino voters by 17 point margin over Rubio. As in South Carolina, Trump beat Cruz among born-again Christians, this time by 15 points-NPR

2/24/16, "Nevada Caucus Results," NY Times chart













"Latino voters made up 8 percent of the Republican caucuses (up from just 5 percent four years ago); Trump carried those voters by a 17-point margin over Rubio....In Nevada a smaller number of voters described themselves as born-again Christians (39 percent), but Trump again won those voters, this time with a 15-point margin over Cruz."...
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2/24/16, "Donald Trump Takes The Jackpot In Nevada Caucuses," npr.org, Jessica Taylor

"Donald Trump has won the Nevada Republican caucuses, giving the billionaire his third victory in two weeks and a huge surge of momentum heading into Super Tuesday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio held a narrow but decisive lead for second place over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. With all caucus votes in, Rubio had 23.9 percent to Cruz's 21.4 percent, according to the Associated Press.
But it was Trump who towered above his two top rivals, nearly doubling the support of his nearest competitor with 45.9 percent of the vote.

"If you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much, and now we're winning, winning, winning the country," Trump declared shortly after returns came in. "And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning."

The real estate mogul, whose name adorns a glistening hotel along the Las Vegas Strip, was the heavy favorite heading into the Silver State vote. His win follows triumphs in New Hampshire and South Carolina. No candidate who has won both those states has not gone on to be the GOP nominee.

At stake in Nevada were 30 delegates, which will be awarded both proportionally based on the at-large statewide vote and by who wins the state's four congressional districts.

On Tuesday night Trump already had his eye on the calendar ahead, boasting as he declared victory that he was creeping up in the polls in Texas, which votes in next week's Super Tuesday contest — a not-so-subtle dig at Cruz. And with his eye on Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Trump also noted he's on top of polls in Florida and Ohio, which hold their primaries on March 15.

It's becoming increasingly difficult for any candidate to consolidate the type of support they need to topple Trump. Entrance polls showed a breadth of support for the former reality-TV star from across the board, and he was once again the main beneficiary of a frustrated electorate which is hungry for an outsider candidate. Fifty-eight percent of Nevada caucus-goers said they were angry with the federal government, much higher than in Iowa (42 percent), South Carolina (40 percent) or New Hampshire (39 percent.)

Sixty-one percent said they wanted someone in the White House from outside the political establishment, while just 33 percent backed someone with government experience. In the three previous states, voters were more evenly split.

Cruz seemed to raise his campaign's expectations as he took the stage in Las Vegas. Repeating again that he was the only candidate so far to best Trump — in Iowa — Cruz declared that Super Tuesday, now less than one week away, "Will be the most important night of this campaign."

But while the Texas senator sees more fertile ground ahead, Cruz has lately failed to win several voting blocs crucial to his campaign.

Trump captured evangelical voters over Cruz in South Carolina this past Saturday. In Nevada a smaller number of voters described themselves as born-again Christians (39 percent), but Trump again won those voters, this time with a 15-point margin over Cruz.

Trump carried voters across the GOP's ideological spectrum, winning self-described "very conservative" voters by four points over Cruz, "somewhat conservative" voters by 23 points over Rubio and "moderate" voters by 26 points.

Trump has taken heat for controversial comments he's made about immigrants and Muslims, but was still victorious in the first primary or caucus state with a more diverse electorate. Latino voters made up 8 percent of the Republican caucuses (up from just 5 percent four years ago); Trump carried those voters by a 17-point margin over Rubio.

As has been the case in other contests, Trump did particularly well with older less-educated voters. Among voters 65 and over, who made up a third of Nevada Republican caucus goers, Trump more than doubled Rubio's support, winning 51 percent to 25 percent.

The biggest gap was between voters whose education did not go beyond high school Trump won those voters by a 37-point margin over Cruz.

"I love the poorly-educated," Trump declared in his victory speech."


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Comment: The media is obsessed with the "poorly educated" angle, the above article electing to mention it 3 times. Why? Are the votes inferior? In any case, Trump has connected with working class people for many years:

Aug. 1988, "Donald Trump Interview 1988 Republican convention," from New Orleans, Aug. 15-18, 1988, You Tube 

In 1988 when asked if he's a Rockefeller or Bush Republican, Trump replies, "No...the people that I do best with are the people who drive the taxis:"

At 1:05: Larry King asks Trump what kind of Republican he is, is he a Rockefeller Republican, is he a Bush Republican?: 

At 1:12: Trump: "No, I'm...the people that I'm really, the people that I do best with are the people who drive the taxis. You know, wealthy people don't like me, because I'm competing against them all the time...and I like to win."







 
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