Donald Trump appears to be cruising to a comfortable primary victory in Indiana in two days, with an impressive 15 point lead over second place contender Senator Ted Cruz.
Senator Cruz had believed the evangelical vote in the state might help deliver a miraculous knock-out blow to Trump, but an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows the Trump train leaving Cruz behind at the station.
Trump received 49 percent support from likely Republican primary voters compared to 34 percent for Cruz and 13 percent for John Kasich.
Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said, “In Indiana, Trump is positioned to corral all the [state’s 57] delegates, which will be a big prize toward winning the nomination outright. Clinton and Sanders are more likely to divide the delegate pool, which will do little to change the narrative on the Democratic side.”
Hillary Clinton leads Senator Bernie Sanders in the Hoosier state by a narrow four points, 50 percent to 46 percent.
The Cruz-Kasich alliance to defeat Trump was not well-received in Indiana and has had literally zero influence on voters. Fifty eight percent of Indiana’s Republican primary voters say they disapproved of the feeble Cruz-Kasich coordinated effort to defeat Trump. Thirty four percent approved of the move. Sixty three percent said it would have no bearing on their voting decision.
The poll was conducted by live-caller interviews with 2,149 registered Indiana voters, 645 likely Republicans and 449 likely Democrat.
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