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Trump Projected To Win Kentucky Caucuses

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When looking at polling numbers, this victory may come as little surprise. Trump led the field in a recent poll by The Western Kentucky Social Science Research Center with 35-percent support among likely Republican voters. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) polled at 22 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 15 percent, Dr. Ben Carson, who has since left the race, at 7 percent and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) at 6 percent, according to The Bowling Green Daily News.

But, this year also was a different process for GOP voters in the Bluegrass State. In previous years, Kentucky Republicans voted for a presidential candidate in the May primary, but this year they chose their candidate in a caucus.

Some are blaming the particularly long wait for results on the change from a primary to a caucus system. Before caucus day even arrived, many feared low voter turnout and confusion would plague the caucus.