F&M Poll: Trump 36% Kasich 26% Cruz 24%
Donald Trump is the frontrunner with 36%, Kasich in second with 26% and Cruz in second at 24% according to a recent Franklin & Marshall Poll. This is the first time since January that Trump has brought his lead to double digits. However, 15% of the voters are still undecided.
When broken down by demographics, Donald Trump’s support is strongest from those with less formal education. Ted Cruz continues to lead among born again Christians and struggles among those over the age of 55. Governor Kasich’s support also continues to have the majority of his support from the Southeast and Allegheny County, but has less support in the Northeast and Northwest.
Governor Kasich is the only Republican candidate to have a majority of Republicans views favorably with 55% favorable and 25% unfavorable. As many registered Republicans in the state have unfavorable opinions towards the other two candidates, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
PA’s primary election is Tuesday, April 26th.
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 549 registered Republican voters from April 11th to April 18th, 2016. The margin of error is +/- 4.0%.