Super Tuesday Polls Show Trump, Biden Top Candidates

The highly anticipated presidential election of Nov. 2024 is pointing towards a rematch between Democratic President Joe Biden and former Republican president Donald Trump, according to recent polls.

On March 5, 16 states held primary elections, during which Trump and Biden emerged as the top candidates in their respective party races.

The leading GOP candidate, whose only primary opponent was former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, dominated the competition on the Republican side.

In Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, Trump came out at least 50 points ahead of Haley. Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Utah and Virginia saw Trump as the leading GOP candidate with a lead of less than 50 points.

In Vermont, however, Haley emerged ahead of Trump. At 95% of counted votes, she was beating her opponent by four points. On Wednesday, the day after Super Tuesday, Haley announced the suspension of her presidential campaign, saying she has “no regrets.” Trump is now the last remaining GOP candidate, standing uncontested to receive the party’s nomination for president.

On the Democratic side, Biden won every state in a landslide. His opponents were Dean Phillips, Cenk Uygur and Marianne Williamson.

Biden won by at least 80 points in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Maine, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. He came out ahead by 64 points in Oklahoma and at least 70 points in Colorado, Massachusetts and North Carolina.

The president’s lowest victory was in Minnesota, where he claimed a victory of 52 points by the time 95% of the votes had been counted. However, Biden did lose the election in American Samoa to a previously unknown candidate, Jason Palmer.

Following Haley’s exit from the presidential race, Americans have turned to speculate which favored candidate—Trump or Biden—will receive the support from citizens who voted for her during the primaries.

During a March 6 analysis of the Super Tuesday results, Anthony Salvanto of CBS News pointed out that a hefty percentage of Haley’s voters sided with her not because they favored her as a candidate but because they wanted to vote against Trump.

Voters who previously supported Haley were more often registered as independent voters rather than siding with Democrats or Republicans, suggesting that her votes could go to either candidate in the Nov. 2024 election.