Kasich Pulls Enough to Put Trump Ahead in Arizona

Donald Trump (photo credit: iprimages via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Donald Trump (photo credit: iprimages via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

A new poll shows that Donald Trump is likely to win all Arizona’s delegates, thanks in part to John Kasich’s ongoing capacity to attract the support of GOP moderates. The failure, of course, is also Ted Cruz’s: running head-to-head with Trump on immigration in Arizona was probably a mistake. Trump continues to win the anti-immigration vote in most states.

A new Fox News 10/ Opinion Savvy poll released over the weekend shows Trump dominating with 46 percent to 33 percent for Cruz and 17 percent for Kasich. Interestingly, the early vote (about 11 percent) went less strongly for Trump, indicating (if this poll is accurate) that Cruz is losing ground in the waning days.

A distaste for the Trump protesters? Perhaps.

What Cruz needs to do is distinguish himself on his economic message. But time, if there is any at all left, is growing very short.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project and can be followed on Twitter @MaggieGallaghe.