Donald Trump got some much-needed good news from the Sunday’s Fox News Presidential primary poll in Pennsylvania, which is a crucial state in the primary race.
According to Bizpac Review, Trump got 48% support among probable Republican primary voters, which is more than both Ted Cruz (20%) and John Kasich (22%) combined.
“With Cruz and Kasich splitting the non-Trump vote, Pennsylvania could give the real estate mogul one of his most decisive victories,” said Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. “His 26-point lead in our poll is the second largest of the states he’s won, next to Massachusetts which he won by 31.”
Trump got more encouraging news from his matchup with Hillary Clinton in the poll. Though other polls have him losing to her, this one has him tied with her at 44%.
The downside about Pennsylvania for Trump lies in the way delegates are selected. In this state, it’s actually possible for a candidate to win the popular vote and still get fewer delegates. Pennsylvania has 71 delegates to hand out, but only 17 of those are bound to vote for the popular vote. The other 54 can basically do whatever they want. They are technically supposed to be given out based on the results in PA’s 18 Congressional districts, but voters who vote for them cannot be sure who they will support.
“Some of the way these people are selected — I’m not saying all of them — are party favorites, people who know people,” said G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin and Marshall College poll. “It harkens back a little to the old party boss days, when getting on the ballot depended upon who you knew.”
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