Republicans held primaries in Arizona, Utah and Idaho on Tuesday

By Tierney McAfee and Naja Rayne
Updated March 23, 2016 01:00 AM
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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz both won big on Western Tuesday.

According to an Associated Press poll, Trump picked up 58 delegates in the winner-take-all contest in Arizona, where he earned 46 percent support. It was a closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans were allowed to participate.

“Much bigger win than anticipated in Arizona. Thank you, I will never forget” the GOP front-runner tweeted following his win.

Trump’s Arizona win cushions the blow of his landslide loss to Cruz in Idaho. According to the same AP poll, the Texas senator claimed 20 delegates in the Gem State and also scored 45 percent of votes to Trump’s 28 percent.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third in both states, with 7.4 percent support in Idaho and 10 percent in Arizona.

Trump is still leading the pack of GOP hopefuls, with 739 total delegates. The billionaire businessman said he’s confident he will earn the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination.

“I think we are going to easily make that number – 1,237,” he told reporters at a news conference Monday. “We’ll make it easily. So we won’t have to fight it out at a convention.”

Results from Tuesday’s Utah primary are still pending.