Poll: Trump Leads Illinois, Followed by Bottleneck
Donald Trump continues to hold a respectable lead in Illinois, followed by a stalemate for second between his Republican opponents.
In the latest Chicago Tribune poll, Trump took home 32 percent of the vote to Ted Cruz’s 22 percent, Marco Rubios 21 percent, and John Kasich’s 18 percent.
The Hill reports:
Trump led in the poll in all areas of the state, according to the newspaper, including among men and women and those who described themselves as “fairly conservative.”
Cruz led among the third of Illinois voters who identify as “very conservative,” however, leading 36 percent to 28 percent over Trump for that group.
The Illinois primary, with 69 delegates at stake, will be held on the same day as Florida’s and Ohio’s winner-take-all contests, where Rubio and Kasich are hoping to secure their home states in an effort to keep Trump below the required threshold of delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination.
The survey of 600 registered Illinois voters likely to participate in the Illinois primary next week was conducted March 2-6 with a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.
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