So much for that Cruz-Kasich alliance.
Earlier this week Ted Cruz and John Kasich agreed to collude against Donald Trump.
Cruz would campaign in Indiana and Kasich would campaign in Oregon and New Mexico.
But they didn’t expect this.
In the latest Oregon poll Donald Trump opened a 26 point lead drawing 43 percent of the vote.
The Washington Examiner reported:
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Donald Trump leads both of his opponents by double digits in a new survey of Oregon Republicans, suggesting that John Kasich has significant ground to make up ahead of the state’s May 17 primary if he wants to strongly challenge the billionaire there.
According to the survey from the Hoffman Research Group, Trump currently draws 43 percent support among GOP voters in the Beaver State. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who vowed not to campaign in the state as part of a deal he made with Kasich, follows at 26 percent, while the Ohio governor is a distant third at 17 percent support.
Kasich’s campaign has already planned a number of campaign stops in both Oregon and New Mexico, states where the governor feels he has the best chance of drawing votes away from Trump.
He and Cruz made news earlier this week for agreeing to campaign in separate states as part of a joint strategy to prevent Trump form reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination.