Trump Has An Enormous Lead Heading Into The New York Primary


Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump is leading his rivals among with over 50 percent support among New York voters heading into the Empire State’s primary, according to a new poll out Wednesday.

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University polling institute, said in a press release, “if this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates.” New York has 95 delegates up for grabs.

In the poll Trump leads with 52 percent, in second is Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 25 percent, and Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] is last with 17 percent support.

Cruz standing in New York could be in part due to his “New York values” comments.

In the RealClearPolitics average of New York polls, Trump leads with 53 percent.

While The Donald is a New Yorker the poll found that for 72 percent of GOP voters his status as a native son made no difference on their opinion of him.

The telephone poll was of over 300 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percent.