South Carolina primary

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Referendum on Supreme Court gives Ted Cruz lead in new national poll

Ted Cruz takes the lead nationally in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Plus, Establishment South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley endorses Marco Rubio – history suggests it will have no bearing on the race. Supreme Court vacancy should focus the campaign on the most qualified candidates, but will it?; South Carolina a big test for Cruz, but there’s still a long way to go, and, Look what Trump’s calling himself these days.

New Fed Up PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Trump Strong But Not Unbeatable

Many conservatives remain concerned that an establishment candidate may yet emerge, with only 44% believing that a defeat in South Carolina would cause Bush, Rubio or Kasich to get out of the race.  A 56% majority say that it is still possible that an establishment candidate will displace conservative Ted Cruz as Trump's chief rival.

FedUp PAC Poll: Battle In SC Is Between Cruz And Trump

Conservatives are not impressed by John Kasich’s second-place finish in New Hampshire.  Only 21% believe he can claim this as any kind of victory, and only 9% see him as the favorite in South Carolina.  Trump is expected by 51% to carry South Carolina, while 21% say Cruz will come in first.