I Come to Bury Cruz, Not to Praise Him

“Friends, Republicans, Pulse readers, lend me your ears; “I come to bury Cruz, not to praise him.” Last night, Donald Trump won everywhere. The margins were absolutely staggering: 29 points in Connecticut. 31 points in Maryland. 35 points in Pennsylvania. 39 points in Rhode Island. 40 points in Delaware. He didn’t finish below 55 percent in a single state. These are not margins that can be explained away by geography or demographics. These margins are a symptom of a campaign that has now concluded. Delegates Trump won 109 of 118 pledged delegates available last night, not counting Pennsylvania’s 54 unpledged

Donald Trump Wins New York. What Now?

Last night, Donald Trump won New York in emphatic fashion. Not only did he win with more than 60 percent of the vote, but according to current results, he managed to win 90 of 95 delegates in the state, exceeding even the most optimistic of expectations. John Kasich won the other 5 delegates, and Ted Cruz won zero. After several bad nights in a row, Trump is back to being a winner. So will New York help him get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates? Here’s where we stand currently: Pre-New York Delegate Count (via RealClearPolitics): Donald Trump: 756 Ted

Cruz Collapses on the Eastern Seaboard

Just over a month ago in the first week of March, Donald Trump was at just 34 percent in the state of Maryland, while Ted Cruz was in striking distance in second with 25 percent and John Kasich had 18 percent. Fast forward to the latest Monmouth poll in Maryland, which has Trump commanding 47 percent of the vote, with Kasich second at 27 percent and Cruz fading to just 19 percent. Maryland is not the only state where this is happening: in mid-March, a Franklin and Marshall Pennsylvania poll had Trump with just a third of the vote, 3 points

My Prediction: Trump Won’t Break 1,000 Delegates

Donald Trump is headed to victory in New York, but the question is: can he can break the 50 percent barrier? I think not because lately he’s been underperforming his polls. But looking ahead, things start to get really tough for Trump, who continues to face massive resistance for a front runner and who has refused to invest in an actual campaign infrastructure to fight for delegates. Two polls show Trump ahead in California and Maryland (by 7 and 10 points, respectively), but Trump is polling at only 39 percent in California and 40 percent in Maryland. Meanwhile, the rich delegate pile