Ted Cruz's double digit lead in Indiana
Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by double digits in a new poll of Indiana, which hosts the next contest in the GOP presidential primary on Tuesday.The earlier polls were mostly private ones that were focused on other races. If this is a good poll, it is good news for Cruz and for America. The projected results are outside the poll's margin of error.
The Texas senator leads the real estate mogul 45 percent to 29 percent among registered voters, according to a poll by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich trails in third place, with 13 percent, and 13 percent are undecided. The results of the poll are at odds with other recent surveys that show Trump in the lead.
The RealClearPolitics average of polls finds Trump with a 5-point advantage over Cruz.
“This is good news for Cruz, but the volatility of the electorate means all campaigns should view these results cautiously,” pollster Andrew Downs said in a statement.
In the past week, Kasich has said he won't campaign in Indiana as part of an agreement with Cruz to stop Trump from winning enough delegates to clinch the nomination before the Republican National Convention in July.
On Wednesday, Cruz announced Carly Fiorina would be his running mate . And on Friday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) announced he would vote for Cruz in the state's primary Tuesday.