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Cruz Pulls Level with Trump in California

California is a Democratic state, no matter how you look at it. But, thanks to the primaries, Republican voters have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Republican candidate as well. The latest California poll by the LA Times placed Donald Trump at the front of the pack, but Ted Cruz came in a very close second.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 36%
  • Ted Cruz – 35%
  • John Kasich – 14%

If Ted Cruz could come away with California, that would be huge for his campaign and may provide him with enough momentum to win some of the other contested states. Is this a likely outcome? No, but based on the unpredictability of this election cycle, never say never.

As for Trump, he still leads the Republican Party and it appears as if he will win the nomination. He has been milking the Brussels, Belgium, terror attack, playing up his anti-Muslim rhetoric and suggesting that the west needs to take a stand against terrorism. In addition, Trump has successfully tangled Cruz up in his immature bravado, engaging him in a who’s wife is hotter contest.

John Kasich is still a candidate, but most of the world questions why. He won Ohio and nothing else. He continues to hold on in hopes that he can snag the nomination through a contested convention, but this seems like an impossible reality and something that a presidential candidate shouldn’t rely on to win.

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