After publicly blasting the RNC for its rigged primary process, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump just received some great news out of Maryland!
If the current polling holds up, Trump is projected to win all of Maryland’s 38 delegates, a crushing blow to Establishment Ted Cruz!
Donald Trump is poised to claim all of Maryland’s 38 Republican delegates, if his dominant lead in a new Monmouth University poll out Wednesday is a reliable indicator.
Nearly half of those likely to vote in the state’s April 26 primary — 47 percent — said they would support Trump, while 27 percent said they will vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and 19 percent said they will support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Trump leads in all congressional districts, though by larger margins in the two eastern districts bordering the Chesapeake Bay, where he leads Kasich 54 percent to 24 percent and just 11 percent for Cruz, and in two western districts, where he holds a 44 percent to 25 percent advantage over the Ohio governor and 23 percent for Cruz. In the remaining districts along the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Trump’s lead is smaller, with 43 percent to Kasich’s 31 percent and Cruz’s 20 percent.
Comments from Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan that he would not like to see Trump as the party’s nominee also appear to have held little sway among respondents. Just 53 percent said they had heard of those remarks, and of those who had heard, 83 percent said it would have no impact on whom they would support in the primary.
If Trump is the party’s nominee in November, 73 percent said they would vote for him, while 11 percent said they would support Hillary Clinton and another 8 percent said they would back an independent candidate. Three percent said they would not vote. With Cruz in the same situation, 67 percent said they would support him, while 8 percent said they would back Clinton and 10 percent said they would vote for an independent, with 7 percent indicating they would abstain.
Kasich earned higher support than either Trump or Cruz in that regard, with a full 80 percent saying they would vote for him. Just 4 percent said they would choose Clinton over him, while 5 percent said they would support an independent and 8 percent said they would not vote.
Maryland awards its 38 delegates on a winner-take-all basis by congressional district and statewide: Twenty-four delegates are awarded by congressional district, and there are 11 statewide at-large delegates, in addition to three automatic slots for the state’s top Republican Party officials.
Monmouth conducted the poll via landlines and cellphones from April 10-12, surveying 301 voters likely to participate in the April 26 primary, drawn from a list of registered Republican voters who voted in the last two primary elections, in one of the last two general elections or who registered to vote since the 2014 midterm election. The margin of error is plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.
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