“I think some of the heated rhetoric that [Sanders] directed toward Hillary may have hurt him”.
Both have astonishing negative ratings among voters – 65 percent for Mr. Trump and 56 percent for Mrs. Clinton, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll.
He is ahead in all five states on the northeastern coast.
As to the outcome for Cruz and Sanders, Ed Lasky, news editor for the conservative-leaning magazine American Thinker, said the ideology of NY may have worked against the GOP nominee.
Cruz conceded that Trump had enjoyed “a good night” in NY, where Trump won about 90 delegates in a stronger-than-expected showing.
Trump, a former reality TV star, has adapted a more measured tone in recent days and appears to be trying to heal wounds inflicted by a campaign that has alarmed many in the Republican establishment.
As Manafort and another new hire, national political director Rick Wiley, meet privately with Republican National Committee members in Florida this week, the memo instructs campaign surrogates to publicly lash out at the RNC.
Before New York’s contest, Sanders needed to win 68 percent of remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates to catch Clinton. Her rival Bernie Sanders has 1,223 delegates (inclusive of only 40 super delegates) and needs 1,160 to bag the nomination.
After winning the primary, he declared: “I have to say to the people that know me the best – the people of NY – when they give us this kind of a vote, it’s just incredible”. Billionaire New Yorker Donald Trump won his home state by a whopping margin a huge turnout. A below-the-radar persuasion effort began last week, with Trump and Cruz loyalists telephoning delegate candidates to try to secure pledges of support.
Ms Pagani said: “The problem for Trump will be in the flyover states, as they tend to favour Cruz”. Next Tuesday’s contests offer 172 delegates for Republicans and more than 460 for Democrats.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), Democratic Presidential Candidate: The race for the nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight.
In her fortnight in the caldron of NY politics, as well as in her Manhattan victory celebration, Clinton continued her pivot toward November, saying that hers was the only candidacy this year to capture 10 million votes.
In one radio ad, Cruz knocked New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the liberal Democrat, who was among New York leaders who criticized Cruz for his “New York values” comment about Trump in a January debate. “He has got her down nationally”.
“We are going to go up against some powerful forces that will do say and spend whatever it takes to go against us”, she said.
Trump, who in 2012 praised the then-secretary of state as “terrific”, said at a rally here that although Clinton is “crooked” and has “bad judgment” he believes she is “qualified” to be president. The April 15-19 poll surveyed 1,334 people and had a credibility interval of 3.1 percentage points.