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Roger Dupuy, graduating senior from Kennesaw State University, talks about earning his college degree at the age of 74.
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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Updated at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday

The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.

Three campaign officials told The Associated Press that the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday.

The officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to disclose Kasich's decision.

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Five more states ─ Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Connecticut ─ will hold presidential primaries on Tuesday.  Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to do well in the Democratic and Republican contests.

Bernie Sanders speaking at Morehouse during the Feel the Bern rally.
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Most American voters say "meh" — at best — about the 2016 field of presidential candidates in both parties.

That's according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which shows that a majority of Americans believe none of the remaining candidates for president represents their opinions at least somewhat well.

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The three remaining Republican presidential candidates have a town hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, ahead of the April 5 Wisconsin primary.  

But, in addition to the back-and-forth between a Ted Cruz-connected super PAC and Donald Trump over their spouses, the candidates have found some time to talk about issues.  

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer delved into some of those statements with Jim Tharpe, editor of PolitiFact Georgia, which appears in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on  

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John Kasich thanked supporters at a Super Tuesday rally in Mississippi.

Kasich, the governor of Ohio, has been trying to build off his surprising second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary last month.

As of 11 p.m., he has yet to win any states. His speech Tuesday was full of family remembrances and tributes to his supporters but very little discussion of the night's results.

Donald Trump captured Georgia and other states. Some states remained too close to call.

He has resisted calls from some other Republican power brokers to drop out of the race.

A voter inserts his paper ballot at the Belvedere Park polling booth in East Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

 On Tuesday, Georgia voters in both major parties will get their chance to name their choices for president of the U.S.  

New WABE polls show Hillary Clinton with a strong lead among Georgia Democrats, while Donald Trump is well ahead among Republicans.  

Scroll down to see the results. 

With only days to go until voters head to the polls for the “SEC Primary,” the new WABE 90.1 Georgia Primary Poll finds Donald Trump with a sizeable lead over his GOP rivals.

The poll of 400 likely Republican voters shows 41.25 percent supporting Trump. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were locked in a tight battle for second place with 18.25 percent and 15.25 percent respectively. Ben Carson and Gov. John Kasich were further back, each with just over 7 percent of the vote.

Donald Trump rallies supporters in Atlanta.
Al Such / WABE

With the March 1 primary fast approaching, several recent polls show Donald Trump maintains a solid lead among the field of Republican presidential candidates in Georgia.  On the Democratic side, the polls indicate Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Bernie Sanders in the state.

One of the recent surveys was conducted for Fox-5 by Opinion Savvy.  Pollster Matt Towery analyzes the persistence of Trump's popularity in Georgia, in a conversation with Denis O'Hayer on "Morning Edition."

Charlie Neibergall / associated press

As Republicans in Nevada prepare to caucus for their picks for a GOP presidential nominee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is telling lawmakers in Georgia the strength of the United States rests in its people, not in its government.

He's speaking before both the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate Tuesday ahead of the state's primary on Super Tuesday.

David Goldman / Associated Press

With the New Hampshire presidential primaries over, candidates in both parties moved quickly to South Carolina. But Georgia is in their sights for the March 1 Super Tuesday contest, also called the SEC primary because Georgia is one of several (mostly Southern) states holding their primaries on that day.