Polls, schmolls — we watch them with a skeptical eye, but we watch them nonetheless.And so here it is, the latest poll from Indiana, which will hold its primary Tuesday. Today’s poll, conducted April 26-28, is the first released thus far with the potential to show the impact of some last week’s developments, including Sen. Ted Cruz naming Carly Fiorina his running mate on Wednesday and frontrunner Donald Trump receiving the endorsement of legendary Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach Bobby Knight.
Via The Hill:Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 15-point lead over his closest rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, just days ahead of the Indiana primary.
Trump has the support of 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters, compared to Cruz’s 34 percent, in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday morning.Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 13 percent.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll, conducted April 26–28, has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points for Republicans and 4.6 points for Democrats.As a stark reminder of how vastly different one poll can be from another, based on methodology (and the skeptical among us might add, bias) and perhaps how quickly things can change in a race, we shared with you another poll two days ago that showed Sen. Ted Cruz leading by double digits, 45 percent to Donald Trump’s 29.
The latest RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Trump leading Cruz by just four points — which suggests Indiana is certainly in play.
Two days and counting…
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]