A Look at the 2016 Candidates One Week Before the New York Primary
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News April 12, 2016 Updated: 10:20 AM
The three presidential candidates who call New York home have significant leads in their respective races a week from the state's primaries next Tuesday.
The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist survey poll has Donald Trump leading by more than 30 percent and Hillary Clinton ahead by 14 percent.
However, Quinnipiac University released a poll on March 21st that had Trump with 56 points to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's 20 and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's 19. The new NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist poll has Trump with 54 points, Kasich with 21 points and Cruz with 18.
Cruz hasn't physically campaigned in New York since last Thursday, while Kasich and Trump campaigned in different areas of the state through the weekend. Over the past few days, Cruz held events in Las Vegas, NV, Irvine and San Diego, CA.
As for the Democratic candidates, they have been campaigning heavily in New York in the last week.
The NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist poll has Clinton leading with 55 points to Sen. Bernie Sanders' 41 points. In the earlier Quinnipiac poll, Clinton had 54 points to Sanders' 42 points.
With 247 Democratic delegates at stake, winning New York would be a huge victory for the Clinton, who has lost seven of the past eight contests.