Iowa caucus results 2024 live: CBS News projects Trump will win, Haley and DeSantis fight

Former President Donald Trump will win the Iowa caucuses, CBS News projects, capturing the first state in the 2024 Republican presidential nominating process as he seeks to quickly dispatch his rivals and consolidate his control over the party.  

According to early interviews conducted with voters heading into the Iowa caucuses, immigration is what’s most motivating Iowa Republicans to the caucuses, followed by the economy. GOP voters said they also want someone who shares their values — and Trump’s legal woes are not a problem for most. 

Just 40 delegates — out of over 2,400 nationwide — are at stake in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, but it will be the first measure of how the Republican field stacks up in the 2024 primary season.

Iowa caucus results 2024  

Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses with strong support from White evangelicals and very conservative voters — key voting blocs in these caucuses — and  groups he lost in 2016 when voters were less convinced of his conservative credentials, according interviews with caucus-goers as they went in. 

Trump’s support was widespread: he won men, women, older voters and younger voters, and improving on his 2016 performance with all of these groups. 

Most Iowa caucus goers largely dismissed Trump’s legal woes with most saying he would still be fit for the presidency even if he were convicted of a crime. 

The issue of immigration helped boost Trump, he overwhelmingly won those who picked it as their top issue.   

Follow along for live updates of caucus night.

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