If unemployed Republicans in Tuesday's primaries vote as they have so far, Donald Trump can expect another big win in the popular voting.
That's the takeaway from a CNBC analysis of county-level primary voting data, which shows Trump has won big in counties with jobless rates higher than the national average.
That could bode well for the billionaire front-runner in the GOP primaries in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Some 74 of 107 counties in those five states have jobless rates above the national average of 5 percent, according to the latest data available.
To gauge how well Trump is faring with unemployed voters, CNBC looked at GOP primary results in nearly 2,200 counties in the states that have voted so far. (County-level data was not available for all states that have voted.) Of those counties, more than 1,400 had jobless rates above the national average of 5 percent.
Trump has won about three-fourths of those counties with higher-than-average unemployment. Texas Senator Ted Cruz won about 20 percent of those counties, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich won just 2 percent of them.