The three remaining GOP presidential candidates will be facing off in two important primary contests on Tuesday: the Arizona Primary and the Utah Caucuses.
The evening’s biggest prize will be Arizona and its 58 winner-take-all delegates. Billionaire Donald Trump is running in first place in the Grand Canyon State, with a comfortable 13 point lead over Texas Senator Ted Cruz. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, 34% of Arizona primary voters are supporting Trump while 21% support Cruz. John Kasich rounds out the field with 12.5% of voters supporting the Ohio governor.
The situation is quite different in Utah, where Senator Ted Cruz has a commanding lead of 24% over his closest rival Ohio Governor John Kasich. Cruz leads Kasich 53%-29%, while Donald Trump lags behind with 11% of caucus-goers saying they’ll support the real estate mogul. If Senator Cruz manages to score over 50% in the Utah Caucuses, he will take home all 40 of the Beehive State’s delegates.
Here’s where the GOP candidates stand according to the polls:
|Utah Caucuses||40||11%||53%||29%||Cruz +24%|
Here are the candidate delegate totals as they stand today: