Ted Cruz is banking on tomorrow’s Indiana primary to inject a shot of energy into his presidential campaign, but a spate of recent polls are showing the Texas Senator trailing frontrunner Donald Trump.
A poll released today by Gravis Marketing show Cruz trailing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump 44%-27% in the Hoosier State, a spread of 17-points. Ohio Governor John Kasich rounds out the field with the support of 9% of likely voters, while 19% remain undecided.
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll is predicting similar results in tomorrow’s primary. The poll shows Trump commanding 49% of voters, a full 15-points ahead of Cruz who is polling at 34% among likely Republican primary voters.
Ted Cruz is hoping that a victory in Indiana can prevent Trump from accumulating the 1,237 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot. Fifty seven delegates are at stake in the Hoosier State’s primary.