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Hillary Clinton Wins Arkansas Democratic Primary On Super Tuesday

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Casey Harper Contributor

Hillary Clinton won Arkansas’ Democratic primary Tuesday, bringing her one step closer to the Democratic nomination.

Real Clear Politics had Clinton with 57 percent of the vote, Sanders with 25 percent, and 18 percent undecided. Clinton was able to handily defeat her opponent, as expected. Polls closed at 8:30 EST.

The state’s 32 delegates are allotted proportionally to the candidates.

Republicans have 11 contests and Democrats have 12 on Super Tuesday. For the entirety of Super Tuesday, Republican candidates are fighting for 595 Republican delegates and Democrats have 1,004 Democratic delegates up for grabs. Clinton aides said the campaign made an effort to avoid attacking Sanders leading up to Super Tuesday.

“Arkansas runs deep in me,” said Hillary Clinton, who was first lady of Arkansas, during a Sunday campaign event. “I will do whatever I can as president to be a good partner to this state.”

Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and is beating him by about 20 points among Democrat voters.

A CNN/ORC national poll released Monday reported that Trump’s popularity is higher than ever. The poll found 49 percent of Republican voters nationwide. The rest of the pack are far behind, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 16 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 15 percent, Dr. Ben Carson at 10 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 6 percent.

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