How Ben Carson Quietly Helped Trump Dominate New York

Despite officially suspending his campaign at CPAC in March, Ben Carson had a major impact on Tuesday’s New York primary. Even after his endorsement of Donald Trump, Carson has recently made statements that some have interpreted as pro-Cruz sentiments. However, after Tuesday’s primary, Carson has effectively laid to rest any doubts about his loyalty to Trump. New York’s system of awarding delegates hinges on gaining a majority in each of its 27 congressional districts, as well as statewide. Thus, having fewer candidates in the race makes it significantly easier for a single candidate to win all of the delegates at

Kasich Touts Electability — As He Continues to Lose Elections

Following Ted Cruz’s distant third place finish in New York, John Kasich triumphantly tweeted yesterday: Now that Cruz is now mathematically eliminated, the only diff between him and Kasich is Kasich can defeat Clinton. — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) April 20, 2016 In reality, there are quite a few mathematical differences between Cruz and Kasich. Cruz has around 400 more delegates, for example, and more than twice as many votes. Ted Cruz has won 10 contests; John Kasich has won one. Of the 36 or so primary and caucus votes to date, John Kasich has finished last in 15 of them, and worse

Is This a New and Improved Donald Trump?

If you watched Donald Trump’s victory speech last night in New York, you witnessed a pretty rare sighting these days: a presidential candidate acting presidential. Of all the candidates that I thought I would be calling presidential, Mr. Trump was not one of them. Tuesday evening after the New York primary, Trump Tower was packed with supporters and media awaiting another disastrously boisterous and egocentric victory speech from the GOP candidate. Instead, they were welcomed with a Donald Trump who was cool, calm and, dare I say, classy. Mr. Trump recently hired a new team to help him with his media

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

How Many New York Delegates Will Trump Win Tonight? (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. I think the interesting thing in politics is the degree to which Trump has kept alive the possibility to get to 1,237 delegates. I think that he has a strong chance of winning 85 or more delegates tonight in New York. And if he does that and continues to run as strong as he appears to be in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, I think the key to whether he gets to 1,237 will be how he does in Indiana.

Trump Could Win All of New York’s 95 Delegates

Rumors of Donald Trump’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. After several weeks of bad news stories — and bad results in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Wyoming — Trump is poised to get back to his winning ways next Tuesday, April 19th, with New York’s GOP primary. According to a new poll from NY1/Baruch College, Trump leads in New York with 60 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz and John Kasich both trail substantially, with 17 percent and 14 percent, respectively.   A total of 95 delegates are up for grabs in New York. Here’s how they will be allocated: 14 delegates go to the overall winner

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

New Polls: Cruz Surging in Wisconsin, Trump Trouncing in N.Y. and Pennsylvania

The latest poll shows Ted Cruz is up by 6 points in Wisconsin, a winner-take-all primary on Tuesday. And Donald Trump’s terribly bad week — attacking Heidi Cruz, wriggling around on abortion, attacking Scott Walker for balancing the budget without raising taxes, and assorted policy missteps — appears to be hurting him in a national poll. For the first time in a month, Trump dipped below 40 percent of GOP voters, down to 38 percent in the latest Investor’s Business Daily poll, just 7 points ahead of Cruz. But there was some good news for Trump in the northeast. He is close