Therefore, it’s very good news for the Sanders campaign that he’s been declared the winner in Utah. While it will still be a while before we know the final results, he’s going to leave Utah with more delegates than Clinton which is something his campaign desperately needed. While Utah only has 33 delegates, any state where he leaves with more than Clinton is good news for his campaign.
Most people expected Sanders to do well in Utah, so his win shouldn’t surprise a great deal of people.
What’s this mean going forward? Well, not a whole lot. I think even the Clinton campaign knew Sanders was winning Utah. Now it’s just a matter of whether or not Sanders can hit that key “58 percent” mark he needs to put him on the path to catching up to Hillary.
With Idaho likely to go his way as well, Arizona is really the only state that’s questionable this evening. Though with 75 delegates (more than Utah and Idaho combined), Arizona is the place that could really make or break the night for Bernie Sanders. If he manages to win all three contests, that’s fantastic news for the Sanders campaign. But if he were to happen to lose Arizona, especially by 10 or 15 points, it could erase any gains he might have made by winning Utah and, mostly likely, Idaho.
I guess we’ll all soon find out!