Two new polls out show a HUUUge lead for Donald Trump among Republicans in New York and a solid margin for Hillary Clinton there over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Both surveys put Trump over the 50 percent mark, which would allow him to take all 14 of the state’s 95 delegates that are awarded proportionally. With numbers like the ones he is getting, he would presumably also get most of the rest of the 81 delegates that are apportioned district by district.
I really don’t think Ted Cruz can sneer at “New York values” and then come to town asking for their votes. He should have apologized and explained, which he didn’t.
According to Quinnipiac University, which released the latest poll today:
With a 65 – 28 percent lead among black voters, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tops Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 53 – 40 percent among New York State likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Donald Trump has 55 percent of New York likely Republican primary voters, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 20 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 19 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.
Today’s results show little movement from a March 31 survey showing Clinton over Sanders 54 – 42 percent and Trump with 56 percent, followed by Cruz at 20 percent and Kasich at 19 percent.
An NBC News poll showing similar results was released Monday:
In the Republican race, Trump gets support from 54 percent of likely Republican primary voters – followed by John Kasich at 21 percent and Ted Cruz at 18 percent.
In the Democratic race, Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders among likely Democratic primary voters by 14 points, 55 percent to 41 percent.
All this, remember, in the face of massive anti-Trump advertising that does not seem to be denting New York Republican voters’ enthusiasm for the frontrunner.