Poll: Cruz Racing To The Top – Away From Trump, Kasich in Wisconsin

ted_cruzRepublican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has opened up a lead of more than nine points over rival Donald Trump in Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday.

Cruz garnered nearly 40 percent of support in the Badger State among registered Republican-likely voters, while Trump received just 30.4 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich received 21.4 percent.

The poll’s release comes with less than a week until Wisconsin’s primary in which 42 delegates will be at stake. Wisconsin awards their delegates in a hybrid fashion, meaning some delegates are allotted on a winner-take-all basis, while others are allotted proportionally.

Cruz has slowly, but surely, taken the lead in Wisconsin. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump had a sizable lead in the state in January and February. But once March hit, Cruz became the state’s new front-runner.

The poll surveyed 471 Republican-likely voters between March 24-28. It has a margin-of-error of 5.8 points.


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  • It should be pointed out that 24 delegates are award by district (18 by who wins the state) and in this regard Kasich does prove useful in that the one area Cruz does not do well (the Madison area he only has 19% of the vote but that is the only area Kasich does well in that he actually beats Trump 37 to 33) Only two districts both Trump and Cruz are competitive. Cruz does not do well in Liberal college area’s like Madison but Kasich does. Which is why I think while Kasich has no chance of winning he does pull away a different demographic then those voting for Cruz. This article provides the breakdown by the different area’s. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wisconsin-could-be-trouble-for-trump/

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