If GOP voters suffer from any bit of motion sickness, I pity them during this election cycle, which is like riding a rollercoaster in the midst of a food fight.Senator Ted Cruz may be riding high after his decisive win in Wisconsin last night, but he better strap in for New York’s primary, coming up in a little less than two weeks on April 19th.
A new Monmouth University poll has Donald Trump taking 52 percent in the Empire state – which has been predicted. But the big shock is who’s in the number two spot: John Kasich, at 25 percent. Ted Cruz drops to third place with only 17 percent.The Hill reports, The April 19 primary in New York will go a long way toward determining whether Trump can reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination outright and avoid a contested convention.
At Trump’s current level of support, he’s on pace to take a strong majority of the state’s 95 delegates, and it appears that he may run the board.“If this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates,” said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.
A majority of New York Republicans — 57 percent — said Trump’s myriad controversial remarks, from musing about punishing women who get abortions should they be made illegal to encouraging a nuclear arms race in Asia, will have no impact on how they vote in the primary.
Trump and Cruz supporters may want to shield their eyes from the next couple of paragraphs:Kasich is the Republican candidate who does best in a head-to-head match-up against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to pollsters.
If the Ohio governor were the GOP nominee, 80 percent of Republican primary voters said they’d cast a ballot for him over Clinton. Only 70 percent said the same of Trump, and 66 percent of Cruz.
But these are just polls. What do they know anyway, right?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]