Trump - Cruz
The 2016 GOP Ticket?
- I think we are seeing the 2016 GOP ticket. The opportunist Ted Cruz is fading and The Donald growing in strength.
- Polls show Rubio will lose his home state of Florida to Trump. That will kill the Rubio campaign. But Rubio as VP would be key to winning Florida for the Republicans in the fall.
- Here are a smattering of new polls.
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For Kasich, the poll marks a recovery from a Quinnipiac survey this fall that showed him trailing both Trump and Ben Carson, whose candidacy now amounts to an asterisk in the presidential race. Kasich's campaign received a boost this month when he finished second in New Hampshire's primary. (USAToday)
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With the GOP field narrowing after Jeb Bush’s decision Saturday to drop out of the race, Donald Trump is trouncing all his rivals in the Bay State. Trump takes 50% of the vote, giving him a better than 3-to-1 advantage over Marco Rubio (16%); a 37-point edge over John Kasich (13%); and a 5-to-1 margin over Texas Senator Ted Cruz (10%).
Ben Carson, who earned 23% of the vote in an October 2015 Emerson poll, has faded to 2% in this recent survey.
Although Trump’s favorability numbers have been under water in some early primary states, he enjoys an impressive +32 differential (64% favorable to 32% unfavorable) among likely GOP primary voters in Massachusetts. (media.wix.com)
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Trump leads Virginia Republicans, with Rubio close behind.
The Republican field is divided into two groups: contenders and everyone else. Donald Trump leads the group of contenders among likely Republican primary voters with 28%, followed by Marco Rubio at 22% and Ted Cruz at 19%. After those top three there is a big dropoff with Ben Carson and John Kasich each picking up 7% and Jeb Bush trailing the field at 4%.
“While Trump is leading in Virginia, Rubio and Cruz are within striking distance,” said Kidd. “Carson, Kasich, and Bush are very long shots at this point, two weeks out.” (cnu.edu)
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