Trump is credited with helping drive turnout, but then, primary turnout doesn't predict general-election turnout. He's showing surprising strength in the Republican primaries. "Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life", Cruz said in a post on Twitter early on Thursday.

The comment is a clear reference to Trump with the implication he'd never fill that need. I'll write in somebody better. "The party will support him if he's the nominee". But on the night, Trump once again failed to get 50 percent of the vote.

The findings for Trump: "Scared" (117), "disaster" (46), "Frightening" 45, "Terrified" (45), "Horrified" (42)... and finally 36 answers of "Good", and 29 of "Great". Under that scenario, Trump, a billionaire businessman and political newcomer, bests the others with voters across all age, education, gender and income groups.

In a CNN interview Wednesday, Mr. Cruz called for Mr. Kasich to drop out and suggested he'd find a place in his future administration.

Trump and Cruz split Tuesday's nominating contests.

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Another delegate-rich state that still has yet to vote is Pennsylvania, which is where Kasich could live up to Cruz's nickname and become a spoiler. Whoever wins the most delegates should win the nomination.

As Cruz continues in his efforts to deny Trump from getting to the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination outright, GOP voters still believe Trump should get the nomination even if he doesn't hit the magic number. "A lot of those Trump state delegates are Cruz people".

However, a poll that came out yesterday suggested that among Kasich voters it's Trump, not Cruz who would be their second choice.

Regardless of what happens at this summer's GOP convention, Murphy said he's going to "fight the next fight, and the next one, and the next one". "It's about trying to salvage a party that I love and conservatism as I know it". The Texas senator has won endorsements from Jeb Bush.

Several Republican leaders and voters are reportedly no longer taking John Katich seriously, as they see him only as a third wheel among the remaining Republican candidates. Mitt Romney, the 2012 nominee and a leading anti-Trump voice, helped Cruz win Utah, a factor cited by the senator in claiming his appeal is growing beyond the very conservative and religious voters who have powered his victories in some primaries and caucuses. John Kasich gets 17 percent.