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Donald Trump wins again, takes Nevada

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Posted at 12:19 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 00:19:39-05

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has won his third straight contest, as Trump has been projected as the winner of Tuesday’s Republican caucuses, based off exit polls.

Trump is coming off a Feb. 8 win in New Hampshire and a Feb. 20 victory in South Carolina. Trump has taken a commanding lead on the rest of the GOP field in the number of pledged delegates.

The victory gives Trump huge momentum going into next week’s Super Tuesday. Trump was also able to stave off Marco Rubio, who was expected to pick up support from supporters of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after he dropped out of the race Saturday.

According to exit polls gathered by the Associated Press, 6 out 10 caucus voters said that they preferred a candidate that is not politically experienced. The same number of voters said they were angry at how the federal government operates.

These voters tended to back Trump.

Unlike last Saturday’s contest when Trump walked away with all 50 pledged delegates, Trump will win a proportion of the delegates from Tuesday’s caucus based off the final statewide tally. 

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs or on Facebook.