– U.S PRIMARIES: TRUMP VOWS TO KNOCK OUT TED CRUZ
– Trump focuses on Indiana poll result
– Ted Cruz hopes for an upset in Indiana
U.S PRIMARIES: TRUMP VOWS TO KNOCK OUT TED CRUZ
Ahead of Tuesday’s U.S Presidential primaries to hold in Indiana, Donald Trump is confident he will oust his fellow Republican presidential rival, Ted Cruz.
According to CNN, Trump is predicting he can knock rival Ted Cruz out of the Republican presidential race by winning Tuesday’s primary.
Not only is Trump playing a game of words, the polling results are in fact working for him.
Both Trump and Cruz are hitting the campaign trail hard in Indiana, making appearances Sunday and several more on Monday.
U.S PRIMARIES: TRUMP VOWS TO KNOCK OUT TED CRUZ.
Trump will hold two rallies the day ahead of the primary, in Carmel and South Bend while Cruz is holding five events, with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — who recently endorsed him, joining him for at least two appearances.
The campaigning comes as recent polling shows Trump with a double-digit advantage over his competition in the Hoosier State, thought to be the last stand for Cruz, and Ohio Gov.
John Kasich, to block the businessman’s path to winning the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright and avoid a contested convention.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, took aim at all the presidential candidates during his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington.
If Cruz’s ability to stop Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates it takes to clinch the Republican nomination hinges on Indiana, the latest polling is especially bad news for the Texas senator’s campaign.
Trump has 49% support to Cruz’s 34% and John Kasich’s 13% in the Hoosier State, per an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey released Sunday.
If the poll is right, tweeted conservative anti-Trump pundit Erick Erickson, “not only is the primary process over, the GOP is too.”
When asked if he’d knock Cruz out by winning Indiana on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump was quick to give an emphatic reply.
“Yes, it’s over,” he replied. “Indiana is so important and we have to win it,” Trump said later to a crowd of approximately 1,500 people packed into a theater later Sunday in Terre Haute, Indiana. “If we win Indiana, it’s over.”
“The audience is pretty damn smart, and they’re not coming to me to tell them what to do,” Tony Katz, a conservative talker who hosts WIBC’s morning show and has interviewed Cruz several times in recent days, said.
Cruz is shifting his emphasis to California, and looking for a rationale to remain in the race even if he loses Indiana.
On Saturday, he spent a day away from Indiana taking his announced running mate Carly Fiorina with him to California for the GOP convention there.