March 6, 2024

Trump-Biden Rematch Set Following Former President's Super Tuesday Victories

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump emerged victorious in Super Tuesday primaries held across 16 states and American Samoa, securing enough delegates to practically guarantee a rematch of their 2020 electoral battle.

With polls consistently indicating American anticipation for a sequel, Republicans appear reluctant to wrest their standard from Trump's grasp, while Biden faces minimal competition within his own party, a common scenario for modern incumbents.

Republican strategist Matthew Bartlett suggested that the 2024 nominations might have been inadvertently sealed since November 2020, with both a former and incumbent president poised for a potentially contentious rematch.

Before Super Tuesday, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley had secured only one primary win in Washington, D.C.

Trump dominated Tuesday's contests across the country, securing victories in 14 states, while Haley claimed Vermont, according to NBC News projections.

"Republican voters have delivered resounding wins for President Trump ... and this race is over," Trump campaign spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt said. "Our focus is now on Joe Biden and the general election."

In his address to supporters at Mar-a-Lago, Trump bypassed any mention of Haley, focusing instead on general election themes, lambasting Biden for various issues such as conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, inflation, and illegal immigration.

Biden, who chose not to address the public directly, released a statement underscoring the significance of the November election, highlighting achievements such as rising wages and job creation during his term.

NBC News exit polls in Virginia and North Carolina revealed Trump's strong support among self-identified conservatives, evangelicals, and white voters without college degrees, while Haley performed better among moderates.

With recent polls indicating a tight race between Trump and Biden in the national popular vote, Democrats express concerns about Biden's electoral position, particularly in battleground states where Trump holds an edge, according to polls conducted by Bloomberg News and the Morning Consult.

Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis emphasized the need for a reevaluation of Biden's strategy, warning against relying solely on hopes for a Trump implosion.

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