1. US polls: Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz in Indiana; Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders in close call

US polls: Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz in Indiana; Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders in close call

Donald Trump led by 15 points in latest polls for the Indiana primary, where rival Ted Cruz has mounted a last-ditch effort to stop the outspoken frontrunner from sewing up the Republican nomination, while the Democratic aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were nearly tied.

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Ted Cruz, who is already eliminated from reaching 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright, said he would prevent Donald Trump from a first-ballot victory. He desperately needs a victory in Indiana to attempt to clinch the nomination at the convention in Cleveland this summer. (Reuters)

Donald Trump led by 15 points in latest polls for the Indiana primary, where rival Ted Cruz has mounted a last-ditch effort to stop the outspoken frontrunner from sewing up the Republican nomination, while the Democratic aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were nearly tied.

A win in the primary, scheduled for tomorrow, will bring as many as 57 delegates for Trump and put him in a commanding position, making it difficult for Cruz to pose any serious challenge to the real-estate tycoon before the July Republican convention.

The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll said that Trump has the support of 49 per cent likely voters and Cruz 34 per cent, followed by Ohio Governor John Kasich at 13 per cent.

Trump and Cruz are blitzing the crucial state. Trump has held a number of rallies there and has also blasted Cruz in TV ads as supporting “bad trade deals [that] have hurt Indiana.”

The poll indicated a majority of Republican voters opposed a pact between Cruz and Kasich by 58 per cent to 34 per cent.

Republican voters said they disagreed with the decision by Cruz and Kasich to compete in different states in an attempt to deny Trump the first-ballot victory. As part of the deal, Kasich is not campaigning in Indiana.

“Indiana is an important state,” Cruz said yesterday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’

Trump, who has declared himself the “presumptive nominee”, said the contest would end if he won the state. “I think it’s over now, but it’s over,” Trump told Fox News.

“Cruz cannot win, he’s got no highway, he’s got nothing, he’s way behind. I’m leading him by millions and millions of votes and I’m leading him by 400 or 500 delegates.”

But Cruz, who is already eliminated from reaching 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright, said he would prevent Trump from a first-ballot victory. He desperately needs a victory in Indiana to attempt to clinch the nomination at the convention in Cleveland this summer.

“We are headed to a contested convention, and we’re gonna win, and I’m not willing to concede this country,” he said on NBC.

Among the Democrats, Clinton, with 50 per cent supporters, leads Sanders by 4 per cent. Sanders said yesterday his path to nomination is difficult, but not impossible.

Sanders has told his supporters he is not going anywhere and that he too is counting on a contested convention.

“Let me be very clear. It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone. In other words, the convention will be a contested contest,” he said.

But Clinton already seems to be wooing Sanders supporters by releasing an ad that encourages Democrats to come together.

“America is stronger when we are all supporting one another,” she has said in a campaign ad.

  1. TrumpJobMaker2017
    May 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm
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Go to large shipping container docks as in Los Angeles, and watch the never ever ending stream of large bulk containers being unloaded. Unless we have a fair and equitable balance of payments, fair taxes in business and industry the deficits will keep climbing.Madam Hillary has a dark and lurid past along with Bill who hands are always wandering to the younger generation. If Trump V. Hillary is the nominees her past will be blown into the open, beginning with her Whitewater scandal. Readers should do their own research, and you're not going to like what you find? Its to be remembered that both Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, John Kasick current Governor of Ohio voted for the NAFTA, the Mexican free Trade agreement and also gave their approval for the Transpacific Partnership of 12 more countries that includes Vietnam, that will take our jobs and giant companies, leaving a wasteland of empty buildings, workshops and dead parking lots extending from New York, the Northeast and to the Pacific coast.The Omnibus budget four months ago the Republicans didn't make a stand against the $2.2 TRILLION DOLLARS THAT PED giving this wretched President everything he wanted. Money for the millions of illegal alien benefits, more money for the 100.000 Syrian Refugees who will have to be financial supported, instead of being sauarded in a safe zone in their own countries. There is a huge amount of budget funding for a failing Obamacare, and many other urgent issues such as National Security.State of California is soon to hand out Medi-CAL to the illegal aliens squatting there by the millions. Cost overall through out America $113 Billion dollars a year, that should be offering better care to our Vets and Senior Citizens. No wonder there was protests in the so-called golden state, when they allowed illegal aliens to get drivers licenses and already collecting citizen enlements. Of course they don't want undermining Trump undermining there freebies, nor do the spongers who live as viruses of the taxpayers who pay there way? Flying Mexican flags was a disgusting display and commonsense Americans should realize we have a serious human plague violating our laws and our values by people who should be deported.NO GIANT WALL, to stop the flow of drugs and protecting our teens; blocking illegal aliens and terrorists.There will be no internal immigration enforcement as Republicans still demand cheap labor and Democrats more voters in their party. With President Obamas overreaching executive orders, in direct opposition to Congress and ARTICLE 1 of the Consution, with millions of illegal aliens pouring through 1000's of miles of porous border and with US Border Agents given strict instructions not apprehend--WE NEED TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS, NOT IGNORE THEM? ALL STATES ARE BORDER STATES AND FUNDING THE HORDES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND WE ARE NOW FINDING OUT THAT OUR LIBERAL ADMINISTRATION HAS RELEASED ON OUR NAIVE PUBLIC 160.000 CRIMINALS AND BACK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS?Gun laws will continue to be chipped away, until we cannot defend our properties and our lives.Most promises by the insiders as Cruz, Kasick, Hillary, or Sanders will never materialize.Health, and different clifications of Insurance will keep there monopoly as Special Interests and donors will buy the votes of legislators.Military will not be revitalized, that has been decimated by Obama and will feel fall short of protecting this countryVeteran's benefits were slashed by $6 billion dollars by Cruz to support illegal aliens.A fair tax system for everybody including corporations, so there will not be any excuse to remove to Mexico, China, an, India and many other nations.Clean out the corruption, and billions of dollars in waste in Washington. Trump will repeal thousands of useless bureaucratic rules and regulations that has disfranchised thousands of small business and credited with the loss of jobs.Coal mines will no longer be treated as a pariah, and will get a new lease on life with 'clean coal' and natural gas and oil allowed to investigate new areas of abandonment energy, so we can become less dependant unstable countries.TRUMP will stop following through with the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) that will be yet another nail in Americas coffin, taking millions of more companies overseas and taking millions of more jobs with them. Carrier in India is a perfect example of a manufacturer of Air Conditioning units goes to Mexico, closing down another huge plant and firing 1400 loyal workers. Hillary Clinton announced last October that she no longer supports the international trade deal; despite supporting it while serving as secretary of state --and once calling it the "gold standard." Hillary Clinton campaigned for NAFTA in 1998 even though it has cost states hundreds of thousands of jobs. It’s what’s wrong with politics today. Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected.” ALL THREE OF THESE INSIDER POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY WALL STREET, GEORGE SOROS, an extreme Leninist, and other wealthy donors. The nominees must bow their knee to the people who were the patrons to their campaigns.
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