As Donald Trump moves ever closer to securing the GOP nomination ahead of the RNC Convention in Cleveland this summer, the Republican frontrunner just received some amazing news out of California.
New polling shows that Trump has a strong 7 point lead in California, 37-30% over Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Ohio Governor John Kasich is in a distant third with 12%.
Trump leads his opponents in most areas of the state. Cruz tends to do well with conservative voters in the Central Valley, according to the poll.
Cruz gains on Trump and makes it a closer race when looking at those who are most likely to vote in the state’s June 7 primary: Trump and Cruz then run neck-and-neck, earning 36 percent and 35 percent support, respectively.
Were Trump to win the presidential nomination outright after California’s primary, more than a quarter of registered Republicans in the state — 27 percent — say they would refuse to vote for him in the general election.
The poll was conducted by phone March 16-23. It has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points for the full sample and 5.5 points for the Republican primary sample. The poll included 1,503 registered voters in California, 391 of whom are registered Republicans.
Delegate-rich California votes June 7 along with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota; it is the last day of the Republican primary calendar.
The question that emerges is whether or not the Republican establishment will attempt to rob Trump of the nomination either before the convention, or at the convention itself, despite Trump having the necessary delegates to be the party’s nominee. The establishment hates Trump so it is not impossible to see him being blocked from the nomination.
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