Tales from the Trail

Super Tuesday cheat sheet

By Reuters Staff
March 6, 2012

Which Super Tuesday contests are primaries, and which are caucuses? How many delegates does each state award, and what time do the polls close? What is the latest polling in each state? Here’s a primer to help you make sense of today’s Republican nominating contests:

GEORGIA

  • Delegate count: 76
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 7pm ET
  • Latest polling
  • Gingrich 44.4%
    Romney 23.8%
    Santorum 17.4%
    Paul 8%
    Source: RealClearPolitics average (3/1 – 3/4)

    OHIO

  • Delegate count: 66
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 7:30pm ET
  • Latest polling
  • Romney: 33.9%
    Santorum: 32.7%
    Gingrich: 16.4%
    Paul: 11.3%
    Source: RealClearPolitics average (3/1 – 3/4)

    TENNESSEE

  • Delegate count: 58
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 8pm ET
  • Latest polling
    Santorum: 32.3%
    Romney: 29.7%
    Gingrich: 24.7%
    Paul: 9.3%
    Source: RealClearPolitics average (3/3 – 3/4)

    VIRGINIA

  • Delegate count: 49
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 7pm ET
  • Latest polling
    Romney: 69%
    Paul: 26%
    Source: NBC News /Marist (2/29 – 3/2)

    OKLAHOMA

  • Delegate count: 43
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 8pm ET
  • Latest polling
    Santorum: 43%
    Gingrich: 22%
    Romney: 18%
    Paul: 7%
    Source: Rasmussen (2/21)

    MASSACHUSETTS

  • Delegate count: 41
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 8pm ET
  • Latest polling
  • Romney: 64%
    Santorum: 16%
    Paul: 7%
    Gingrich: 6%
    Source: Suffolk/7News (2/11 – 2/15)

    IDAHO

  • Delegate count: 32
  • Type: Caucus
  • Polls close: State Republican Party to announce caucus results
    starting as early as 10:30pm ET.

  • Latest polling
  • N/A

    NORTH DAKOTA

  • Delegate count: 28
  • Type: Caucus
  • Polls close: 10pm ET
  • Latest polling
  • N/A

    ALASKA

  • Delegate count: 27
  • Type: Caucus
  • Polls close: 12am ET
  • Latest polling
  • N/A

    VERMONT

  • Delegate count: 17
  • Type: Primary
  • Polls close: 7pm ET
  • Latest polling
  • Romney: 34%
    Santorum: 27%
    Paul: 14%
    Gingrich:10%
    Source: Castleton State College 2/11 – 2/22

    Correction: An earlier version of this post indicated that caucuses in North Dakota close at 9pm ET. They close at 10pm ET.

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