Ryan Williams, former spokesman for Mitt Romney, said of Donald Trump’s recent loss in Wisconsin, “The shine is off and the Donald’s impermeable Teflon coating has finally been pierced. The sheer magnitude of the margin of Trump’s humiliating loss shows that his trail of outrageous comments is finally catching up with him.” Despite Williams’ confidence that Trump has lost much of his appeal, a new poll reveals otherwise.
The Hill reports that the poll, from Monmouth University, shows Donald Trump currently has a massive lead over John Kasich and Ted Cruz in the state of New York. Trump currently has 52 percent of the vote in his home state, while Kasich has 25 percent. Ted Cruz comes in third with a paltry 17 percent.
These numbers are good news for Donald Trump, but bad news for the rest of the country, including Williams. New York is a very important state for Trump as the results of the state’s April 19th primary will play a large part in determining whether Trump will reach the amount of delegates he needs in order to win the GOP nomination. If Trump does not reach the 1,237 delegates he needs, he is looking at a contested convention.
Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray said regarding Trump and the results of this survey, “If this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates.”
The results of this poll reveal some frightening things about the Republicans in the state of New York. For example, 57 percent said that Trump’s controversial — a euphemism for racist, sexist, and xenophobic — comments will have no impact on how they vote in the upcoming primary election.
On a more positive note, 29 percent of those polled said that Trump’s statements make them less likely to vote for him, and only 7 percent said that those statements made them more likely to vote for him. Another humorous takeaway from this survey is that 13 percent of those questioned said that they were embarrassed to share their home state with the Republican front runner.
The survey also revealed some good news for John Kasich. It found that he will do best against Hillary Clinton, who, despite several consecutive losses to Bernie Sanders, many mainstream media outlets have already selected as the Democratic nominee. 80 percent of those polled said that they would vote for Kasich over Clinton, while only 70 percent said that of Trump, and 66 percent of Cruz.
On this revelation, Murray said, “It is interesting that Kasich would be a stronger nominee in Trump’s home state, but it is purely academic. There is almost no probability that any Republican would be able to win New York’s electoral votes.”
For those interested in the details of the Monmouth survey, 302 likely New York GOP primary voters were surveyed between April 3 and April 5. The survey has a 5.6-percentage-point margin of error.
To see what the people of New York have to say about Donald Trump, check out this video, courtesy of AreWeFamousNow via YouTube.