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Originally Published: March 22, 2016 3:24 p.m.
Exit polls conducted by The Daily Courier on Tuesday, March 22, showed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas leading businessman Donald Trump 50 percent to 33 percent overall, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich garnering just 8 percent among voters polled.
The remaining 9 percent were what might best be described as “protest votes” for candidates such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who had already dropped out of the Republican race for president.
Cruz was essentially in a tie with Trump in Prescott. However, in Prescott Valley, an exit poll suggested that Cruz was well ahead of Trump, by more than a 2-to-1 margin, according to more exit polls during Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election.
Democrats in both locations were trending much more strongly for Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont than former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; 62 percent of respondents favored Sanders with just 37 percent voting for Clinton.
Polls close at 7 p.m. across Yavapai County.
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