Published February 23, 2016 by FoxNews
Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican Caucus Tuesday, Fox News projects, claiming his third straight victory as he rolls into Super Tuesday with even more front-runner momentum.
Based on Fox News entrance polls, it also appears Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is ahead of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the battle for second place, though it’s too early to call.
Far behind are Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
Early returns show Trump with 42 percent, followed by Rubio at 25 percent and Cruz at 22 percent.
This is the third win in a row for Trump, who earlier this month won South Carolina and New Hampshire — after placing second in Iowa. His winning streak gives him significant momentum as he heads into Super Tuesday next week, the biggest prize of the campaign so far.
More than a dozen states hold primaries or caucuses that day, awarding nearly 600 delegates – or more than four times the number that have been awarded in the first four states combined.
The Nevada caucuses, which lasted several hours Tuesday night, reportedly saw high interest and high turnout.
Entrance polls showed Trump was buoyed in the state by support from a range of groups, including Hispanics and evangelicals. And he dominated among caucus-goers saying they prefer an outsider.
Rubio and Cruz , meanwhile are still fighting to cut into Trump’s lead.Follow @FortySixNews