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Poll: 70 Percent of Ted Cruz Supporters Now Dislike Donald Trump

After Donald Trump’s landslide win in the Indiana primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign, ending his quest for the nomination. But as Trump seeks to unify the party ahead of the general election campaign, he faces a big hurdle with Cruz supporters.

Cruz and Trump Whisper Chuck Burton, AP

Gallup: Cruz Image Among Republicans Crashes

New survey data from Gallup shows Republican voters’ image of Sen. Ted Cruz has fallen precipitously in the last month. At the beginning of April, half of Republican voters had a positive image of Cruz, while just 35 percent had

Ted Cruz Downcast Patrick Semansky AP

Poll: Trump Edges Clinton when Voters Pushed

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Donald Trump edging Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election match-up. The poll, of likely voters, finds Trump with 41 percent, followed closely by Clinton with 39 percent.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (left) and Republican hopeful Donald Trump are hoping to secure big wins in the New York presidential primary

GOP Race Down to ‘Jump Ball’ in Indiana

A victory by Donald Trump in Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday would make his win of the Republican nomination almost inevitable, and a Cruz victory would likely push the race into a contested ballot at the RNC convention in Cleveland this Summer.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with a supporter during a stop of his presidential campaign Thursday April 28, 2016 at an Elkhart, Ind. restaurant. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Donald Trump’s Praise of Mike Tyson Draws Fire in Indiana

Donald Trump’s praise of Tyson drew a powerful rebuke Thursday from popular talk radio host Greg Garrison on his daily “Garrison” show on Indianapolis’ WIBC. “Well, Mr. Trump,” Garrison began his segment. “Tough is one thing. A serial rapist is quite something else.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds depictions of himself on, "The Simpsons" and a photo with boxer Mike Tyson, given to him by an attendee during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashua, N.H.

HHS Gives Big PhRMA an Opening to Battle Discount Drug Program

While the political news is dominated by the Presidential primary, major drug companies are ramping up their efforts to kill a long-standing program providing discounted prescription drugs to critical care hospitals. Strangely, perhaps, the drug companies are getting a big

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Unions Flex Muscle on Puerto Rico Relief Bill

Unions are pushing Democrats on Capitol Hill to ensure that Puerto Rico pays its pension obligations before bondholders in any restructuring of the territory’s debt.

The Puerto Rican flag flies near the Capitol building as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt on July 1, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Democrat Party Sweeps Aside Progressive Grassroots

Hillary Clinton moved closer to finally dispatching her rival, Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the Northeastern primaries on Tuesday. She swept four contests, losing only the smallest state, Rhode Island, to Sanders.

Hillary wins Pennsylvania Robyn Beck AFP Getty

Donald Trump Poised to Sweep Delegates Tuesday

Coming off a landslide win in his home state primary last week, Donald Trump is set to sweep five Northeastern states voting in primaries on Tuesday. If Ted Cruz and John Kasich are going to block Trump from securing the nomination ahead of the RNC convention, their time is running out.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while campaigning at the Hagerstown airport April 24, 2016 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Club for Growth Banks on Indiana to Stop Trump

The conservative group Club for Growth has booked $1.5 million in advertising in the upcoming Indiana primary. The ad explicitly urges voters to support Sen. Ted Cruz as a means of blocking Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.

FILE - In this April 9, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges supporters while leaving Trump Tower in New York. Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are all boasting about their New York City credentials. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Google Reaps Harvest of Obama Support

Internet giant Google has been one of the strongest political backers of President Barack Obama. As the Obama tenure in the White House comes to an end, several recent regulatory decisions have benefited Google handsomely.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, speaks with Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.

Donald Trump Looks to New York to Reboot Campaign

The New York primary on Tuesday begins a seven-week dash to the final state primaries in the Republican nomination process. Donald Trump currently has a very narrow and obstacle-strewn path to secure 1,237 delegates before the RNC convention in July.

WASHINGTON - JULY 21: Donald Trump, president of the Trump Organization, displays a picture of the New York City skyline showing his Trump World Tower (R) near the United Nations as he testifies before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee Capitol Hill July 21, 2005 in …

Poll: Donald Trump Opens Big Lead in California

Donald Trump currently has the support of 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters in California, while Sen. Ted Cruz has 31 percent. Ohio Governor John Kasich is a distant third, with 16 percent support.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 15, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. The 2016 Connecticut Republican Primary is scheduled for April 26, 2016. (Photo by

Obama Cronies Cash in on Puerto Rico Bailout

This week, Puerto Rico is begging the GOP Congress for help escaping its massive $73 billion debt obligation. House Speaker Paul Ryan is spearheading legislation that would allow the island territory to shed many of its debts in federal bankruptcy

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Poll Finds Donald Trump at 50 Percent in New York State

The latest poll from Siena College finds Donald Trump with a commanding lead over his rivals in next week’s New York primary. His support, however, is just at the 50 percent threshold he would need to engineer the large haul of delegates he hopes can secure him the GOP nomination.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally on April 11, 2016 in Albany, New York.

Congress Prepares Puerto Rico Bailout as Island Governor Suspends Debt Payments

The House Natural Resources Committee is drafting a rescue package for Puerto Rico. Hearings on the measure will begin this week. The House conservative Republican Study Committee blasted an early draft of the Puerto Rico legislation, calling it a “bankruptcy-style involuntary restructuring.”

People use a Banco Popular ATM machine a day after Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla gave a televised speech regarding the governments $72 billion debt on June 30, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

NBC/WSJ Poll: Donald Trump Holds Slim Majority in New York

A new poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal shows Donald Trump with a large lead in New York ahead of its primary next week. More importantly, Trump is just over the 50 percent threshold he needs to sweep the state’s at-large delegates.

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Donald Trump Still Enjoying Majority Support in New York

According to a round of recent polls, Trump is on the verge of doing something he hasn’t yet accomplished this primary campaign; win an outright majority of the votes cast in the Republican nomination. A new poll from Fox News, released Sunday, shows Trump leading his Republican challengers with 54 percent support in the Empire State. Ohio Governor John Kasich is second, with 22 percent followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 15 percent.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in front of a capacity crowd at a rally for his campaign on April 10, 2016 in Rochester, New York. The New York Democratic primary is scheduled for April 19th. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Beats Polls, Enjoys Runaway Win in Wisconsin

While some polls showed Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump in Wisconsin by 10 points, the Texas Senator won the state by a larger than expected 15 points. When the final votes are counted, Cruz will be likely just shy of winning 50 percent of the vote.

epublican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) celebrates with his wife Heidi at the American Serb Hall Banquet Center after the polls closed on April 5, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Poll: Ted Cruz Holds Lead in Wisconsin Days Before GOP Primary

A new poll from CBS News shows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz up 6 in Wisconsin just days before the crucial winner-take-most primary. At stake on the April 5th primary is 42 delegates and a serious challenge to Trump’s quest to accumulate 1,237 delegates before the RNC convention.

Although Donald Trump's campaign has seemed bulletproof until now, his latest controversies, including comments about Ted Cruz's wife (pictured), have alienated women voters further

Public Support for Border Wall Drops to 38 Percent

Just 38 percent of American voters say they support building a wall across the border with Mexico, according to a new survey from Pew Research. This is a considerable drop since September, when almost half of voters, 46 percent, said they supported building a wall.

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Donald Trump Slips in Reuters Tracking Poll

A new 5-day tracking poll from Reuters shows Donald Trump’s slipping to its lowest point since the race narrowed to a three-person contest. Trump currently has 41percent support among Republicans nationally. This level is down considerably from the 49.6 percent support he enjoyed right after Sen. Marco Rubio left the Republican primary.

Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Donald Trump AP Photos

Poll: Cruz Up 10 in Wisconsin, Sanders Edges Clinton

A new poll from Marquette University Law School shows both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders surging into the leads of their respective primaries ahead of Tuesday’s critical vote. Cruz has opened a 10 point lead over second-place Donald Trump, while Sanders edges Clinton by four points.

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