Headline RoundupFebruary 28th, 2024

Takeaways from Michigan's 2024 Presidential Primaries

Summary from the AllSides News Team

What are the takeaways from Donald Trump's and Joe Biden's wins Tuesday night in Michigan?

Trump Versus Haley: While former President Donald Trump won easily over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (roughly 68.1% to 26.5%), Haley scored a big enough percentage to raise some questions about Trump's standing in the general election among moderate Republicans and independent voters. Haley plans to stay in the race at least past Super Tuesday on March 5.

Joe Biden's Support of Israel: Roughly 100,000 voters in Michigan voted "uncommitted" to protest President Biden's support of Israel. After this stronger-than-anticipated protest vote (13.2% of Democratic voters), the Biden campaign and Democratic officials planned to double their efforts to win back former supporters.

For Context: Some have said they'd prefer younger or alternate candidates, but based on the primaries so far, voters seem to prefer Trump and Biden over the other options.

How the Media Covered It: Some sources on the left framed Haley's performance as an issue for Trump, while some sources on the right framed it as a landslide Trump win. Others across the spectrum highlighted the impact of the "uncommitted" Democratic vote on Biden's performance.

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